Jesús Carmona* (17 – 31 October)
He started his studies at the age of 7 in La Macarena and El Niño de Morón. Graduated in Spanish Dance and Flamenco by the Institute of Theatre and Spanish Dance in Barcelona. His professional debut was in the Zorrilla Theatre with the Orchestra of the Liceo Theatre of Barcelona at the age of 16. Since that moment he started his professional career joining the New Spanish Ballet.
He released the show “El Silencio de La Luna” in 2006 which was very acclaimed by the public and the critic.
He received several awards as Best Dancer in the Choreographic Contest of Madrid in 2011 and Desplante Award in the 52º International Sing Festival of Las Minas de La Unión. Third award of Choreography in the contest Nou Barris-2001 and Young Values mention in the National of Flamenco Dance in L’Hospitalet-Barcelona 2002.In 2015 he premieres his show “IMPETU’S” and presents it in places like Miami, Los Angeles or Santiago de Chile. In 2018 he begins the year with his new production “CAMINO”.
In october returns the passion and the infinite art of Karime Amaya, niece-granddaughter of Carmen Amaya and a bailaora of consolidated international prestige. Her dance exudes strength and temperament and her art has already dazzled viewers and critics from around the world. Cities like New York, Tokyo, Alburquerque, Quito, New Mexico, Madrid or Mont-de-Marsan are just some of the places that have already fallen at their feet.
Laura González is a flamenco dancer who was born in Madrid in 1981. At the age of four she began her artistic career studying and at the age of 17 she began her professional career. She travels through stages all over Spain and international points such as Japan (in 2004 she dances in the renowned Flamenco tablao in Tokyo). The dancer has shared the stage with artists such as ‘Farruquito’, Belén Maya, Rafael Campallo, Marco Flores, Tomás de Perrate, Jesús Méndez…
Juan Manzano El Coco
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”
Justo Fernández “El Tuto”
Son of the famous guitarist “El Nani”, he has played for the most famous flamenco artists, has been guitarist of the National Ballet of Spain and has also collaborated on numerous albums. He is currently working with Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona.
Young guitarist born in Barcelona in a family of flamenco artists, began his career at age 14. He has played for leading figures such as Montse Cortés or Farruquito and his career seems unstoppable.
A versatile guitarist, he is one of the most promising young flamenco guitar players in Barcelona. He has a great flamenco style and is now able to accompany all flamenco styles. Eugenio has already been recognized with several awards, among which we can highlight the second prize of the international competition of Hospitalet and also the first prize for the best accompaniment to cante por bulerías.
Mara Rey (16-23 October and 29-31 October)
Mara Rey is a cantaora born in Madrid. At a very early age she began to perform in Mexico in theatres such as Bellas Artes and Coba Rubia with her father Tony Rey (guitarist) and her brother Antonio Rey, a renowned guitarist, concert performer and soloist. For years she has worked as a dancer and cantaora with Manuela Carrasco, Los Farruco, Poveda, El Pipa, Duquende, etc. He has also performed at major festivals such as the Bienal de Flamenco or the Festival de Jerez.
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”.
This Catalan cantaor from the Bon Pastor neighbourhood has been surrounded by flamenco since he was a child, his grandfather being Porrina’s first cousin. He trained as a professional cantaor in Tablao Flamenco Cordobés working with great artists such as Karime Amaya, la Susi, Pastora Galván, Manuel Tañé or Antonio Vilar.
Juan Manzano “Coco”.
Born in San Roc, he is probably one of the most flamenco voices in Barcelona. Authentic and with flamenco in her DNA. He also has a prodigious voice, capable of a temperamental singing, rich in evocative memories and an overflowing naturalness. Juan is a flamenco institution in Barcelona and he never ceases to surprise us year after year.
José Astárida, better known as “El Pechuguita”, is the son of “El Pechuga”, a prestigious singer-songwriter and composer who has collaborated with artists such as BB King, Kiko Veneno, Triana, Raimundo Amador or Barón Rojo. El Pechuguita has worked in the main theatres in Spain as well as in different places all over the world.
La Fabi (24-28 October)
Fabiola Pérez Rodríguez was born on 25 May 1982 in Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz). She studied at the Cristina Heeren Foundation with José de la Tomasa, Paco Taranto and Esperanza Fernández. La Fabi has sung for great figures of the dance and develops to the perfection in the cantes de compás. Apart from having performed with Cristina Hoyos’ company, she has performed in almost every tablao in Spain.
In the second half of October, Tablao Flamenco Cordobes will continue to count on artists of international stature on its stage in its bid to guarantee the best flamenco. Barcelona’s historic tablao of Las Ramblas continues with the series ‘Encounters at the Pinnacle of Dance’ with the presence of bailaores (flamenco dancers), cantaores (flamenco singers) and guitarists who are present in the most important halls and festivals on the planet. Between the 16th and 31st of October Tablao Flamenco Cordobes will host Jesús Carmona (17th-31st of October both included), Karime Amaya, Laura González, David Cerreduela, Eugenio Santiago, Tuto, Coco, Bocaillo, Pechuguita, Mara Rey (17th-23rd of October and 29th-31st of October all included) and La Fabi (24th-28th of October both included) on its stage. Flamenco Barcelona in October.