Mr Gonzalo Pena
Country of residence
Activist and researcher of the Roma culture
Gonzalo Montaño Peña is a musicologist and researcher specialized in Flamenco. He combines academic training with the knowledge of the intimate and familiar side of the Flamenco Gitano.
Belonging to a family of artists many of whom have made significant contributions to Flamenco, he has had the privilege of understanding the Flamenco Gitano both musically and philosophically while developing a deep knowledge of this music and dance.
Music teacher, Master in Musicology and Doctoral Candidate at the University of Seville. Currently is working on a thesis on the contributions of the Romani people to Flamenco.
He has worked as a music critic and journalist for media specialized in Flamenco, and collaborated in the production of shows and recordings.
Artistic Curator specilized in Flamenco for the RomArchive project.
Since 2014, he worked for the European Commission at the Roma Policy Coordination Unit. Also works as activist for the rights of the Romani people working in the Fundación Secretariado Gitano based in Madrid.