Name: Basilio García Clavero
Birth Place: Madrid
Basilio García Clavero was born in Echegaray Street, Madrid, in the heart of a family of artists and writers, where his grandfather, Maestro Cabello, famous author of plays and songs such as “Vino Amargo” or “Doce Cascabeles”, among others, stands out.
At the age of 14 he got to know the old studies of’Amor de Dios’ and began his apprenticeship in dance accompaniment with teachers such as Josele, María Magdalena, La Tati, Cristóbal Reyes, Ziro, La China and Manolete among others. Basilio makes his first tour in France under the name “Flamenco Vivo” and accompanied by the dancer Nuria Castejón, the singer Pepe Luis Carmona and French artists.
Basilio is an artist who has travelled the world participating in flamenco shows on the best stages of countries such as Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, China, Holland, Belgium, Japan, Venezuela, England and New York as well as in his own country, Spain. Basilio has also shared the stage with artists such as Farruquito, Manuela Carrasco, Antonio Canales, Joaquín Cortés, Juana Amaya, Adrián Gália, Parrita and Amina among others. With Juan Andrés Maya he has recorded two dvd-video recordings: “Furia Amaya” and “Varón de Dolores” as well as being part of his company working in all theatres in Spain.
Basilio is an artist who is also an author and composer of songs, collaborating on the albums of various artists, as well as winning prizes such as the 15th Music and Choreography Competition in Madrid, the Desplante de La Unión Prize in Murcia and the Mention of Honour given by, among other personalities, the director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Alicia Alonso.