Maria Angeles Rodriguez Cuevas, better known as María Mezcle, was born in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cádiz, on 28th July 1987 into a family with flamenco tradition. She is the great-granddaughter of Mezcle (Juan Ortega Gomez, flamenco singer of Sanlúcar) and descendant of Maria Vargas .
Her beginnings in flamenco began mainly in Jerez, where she learned the basics of singing. She has also been influenced by cities like San Fernando, Cadiz and Seville. At the age of 11 years she won the first prize of Sings “Noches de Bajo Guía” in Sanlucar de Barrameda. From that moment on she began to perform in Peñas Flamencas (flamenco clubs) of her province where she acted giving recitals to a given audience to her voice. Slowly, almost inadvertently she started to win every contest she attended all around Andalusia. She won awards of the specialties of songs like La Liviana, La Petenera, La Serrana, El Mirabrás, The songs of Trilla, Saetas, etc. A collection of awards and recognitions that was completed in 2013, when she won the prize for Alegrías in the Festival del Cante de Las Minas de La Union, the most important flamenco competition of the world.
The recognition she obtained allowed her to work as a teacher of singing in numerous national and international courses, specializing herself in the analysis of singing and knowledge of vocal technique. In 2010 she presented her first album entitled “María Mezcle” by the hand of Gerardo Nunez as a producer. Since that time we have seen her act in scenarios of the caliber of the Bienal de Sevilla, Flamenco viene del Sur in the Central Theater of Seville, Flamencos en Ruta AIE in Madrid, Festival de Jerez, Festival de Zamora, “Las Noches Brujas “Corral de La Morería, Segovia Flamenco Festival, Festival of Fez in Morocco, La Suma Flamenca of Madrid, etc.
She has shared the stage with artists such as Diego del Morao, Miguel Poveda, José Mercé, Juana la del Revuelo, Antonio El Pipa, Pansequito, Esperanza Fernandez, Juan Gabriel, etc.
She has directed her own show on “Zambomba Flamenca” at the Calderon Theater in 2012 and at the Teatro La Latina in 2014 in Madrid. She has sung with the Orchestre National de Madrid at the Teatro de La Zarzuela performing “The Cantaora” La Verbena de La Paloma. She has toured theatres and cities around the world solo and accompanying as invited singer the National Ballet of Spain in the play “Sorolla”: Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Spanish Theater of Madrid, Villamarta Theatre, The Maestranza in Seville, Gran Liceu in Barcelona, Gran Teatro de La Habana, Japan, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France, Canada, Peru, Mexico, etc.
Currently, María Mezcle comes with her second album “Nude” composed by José Miguel Evora. She has a Degree in Musical Education and cherishes the award for best singer of the legendary venue “Candela” in Madrid in 2013 and the gold badge of her city in recognition of her artistic career.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Shows
Dear customer, esteemed friend, unknown flamenco fan,
The historic and romantic nature of flamenco as a popular creation that started to become known in the middle of the XIXth century, mentioned by romanticist writers visiting Spain in their narrations, have placed this musical genre in the circles of culture and literature, while at the same time the show business has transformed it into a product for mass consumption completely deformed. The harmful influence that massive tourism has brought to promoters, producers and artists is widely known, far from the necessary aesthetics and education to be considered a part of flamenco culture. The calculated premeditation they act with, justifying their actions claiming that the tourist “doesn’t know” or “doesn’t understand”, should be answered that they are the ones that are inadequate for flamenco.
Faced with this situation, the traveler and everyone interested in authentic popular culture has to confront the challenge of not letting anyone fool them. Unfortunately, the adequate source of knowledge is not advertising, not even the one offered by new technologies: We live in a society intoxicated with identical slogans.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes can give you some tips:
The management of a tablao, like a pharmacy, has to be in the hands of artists or experts, true flamenco fans at the very least. They are easy to find in Madrid and a bit harder in Barcelona.
The historic tablaos offer you a picture of their shared memories with the greatest masters of flamenco, some with a selected cast with the best performers.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is together with these historic tablaos whose owners were artists and have lived its deepest nature and, apart from a long list of masters part of flamenco history, are one of the very few that have kept updating their shows throughout the years, bringing to their stage top performers, flamenco legends and young talents discovered by them.
Another characteristic of our stage is that we manage to bring them together at the same time, creating unique shows with the highest level of quality, only found in our stage and in the most important flamenco festivals.
Dear customer, we don’t want to be the ones to tell you:
Ask the flamenco fans and experts: They will tell you what Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is.