Bettina Flater is one of very few female flamenco guitarists in the world and works with the Spanish flamenco elite. She is a strong woman who has succeeded in a male-dominated and traditionalist Spanish environment, despite the fact that she is a blond foreign woman in Spain.
"I love what I do and think I've been incredibly lucky, though of course it has been difficult at times. But hard work and putting lots of love into what you do must give good results in the end."
Today Bettina enjoys great respect in flamenco circles, and travels the world with Spanish dance companies, as well as playing in a great number of Spanish theatres and festivals.
Her latest album, La Gota y la Mar, is an encounter between flamenco guitar and a Nordic voice in an innovative and fascinating fusion of flamenco, Norwegian musical traditions and Bettina's songs written in English, all from distinctive and beautiful point of view.
Bettina's first cd, available on Spotify, itunes and Amazon. More information here.
Photo: Anya Bartels-Suermondt
"Bettina Flater has proved that a Norwegian woman can triumph in the world of flamenco."
Susanna Urra, El País, English Edition with the International Herald Tribune, 18.09.06
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