The « Association Andalouse Alhambra » was founded in 1996 by Luis de la Carrasca, songwriter, Andalusian musician and singer. The creation of the association was for him more than an artistic project, he got closer to his culture, and his project was built around an authentic and passionate base.

On 16 January 2001, the Andalusian Government (Junta de Andalucía) recognized the association as being « Communauté Andalouse sise hors des frontières » (an Andalusian Community outside its frontiers).

Its aim is to promote and spread Andalusian Culture, to spread the artistic creations of Luis de la Carrasca and to support Spanish, Ibero-American and Mediterranean Culture in its artistic events.

She works in different activities :

  • the andalusian Festival in Avignon and in the Vaucluse department
  • Flamenco workshops based on singing, guitar, dance and the history of Flamenco in schools
  • weekly workshops and monthly training courses for all, for amateur practice of singing, guitar and dance at the Social Center “La Fenêtre”, in Saint Chamand district and at the Old Fire Station in Avignon.
  • the monthly evenings where World Music (groups from the region) and Flamenco are combineted and where young talents and artists (departmental or regional) have the opportunity to get on stage
  • the company Flamenco Vivo, created by Luis de la Carrasca which presents a new show each year with the discovery of new and/or young artists at the Avignon Fringe Festival