During the month of October Tablao Flamenco Cordobes will continue to present the most important artists of actual flamenco with Alfonso Losa (1 to 4, 7 to 21), Karime Amaya (1 to 3, 5 to 8, 9 to 24, 26 to 31), Águeda Saavedra (1 to 3, 5 to 6), Saray “La Pitita” (7 to 21), Paloma Fantova (22 to 24, 26 to 31). ‘Continuing the Pinnacle of Flamenco Dance’ will be presented at the historic tablao of Las Ramblas in Barcelona and will also feature the presence of the flamenco singer Davinia Jaén, the flamenco singers “El Coco”, Antonio Fernández, Luis El Granaíno and Bocaíllo, as well as the guitarists David Cerreduela, Tuto and Eugenio Santiago.
Alfonso Losa (October 1 to 4, 7 to 21)
He started his training with Rafael de Córdoba, he studied Spanish dance and Flamenco in the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory in Madrid with a distinction “cum laude”. Right after that he specialized in flamenco dance with the masters Manolete, María Magdalena, Antonio Reyes, Juan Ramírez, Antonio Canales, La China, and Javier Latorre. He has performed as a guest artist or as a soloist in the biggest flamenco companies such as Manuela Carrasco, El Güito, Manolete, Tomatito, Enrique Morente, Gerardo Núñez, La Susi, Enrique de Melchor, etc.
Paloma Fantova (October 22 to 24, 26 to 31)
Paloma Fantova is a flamenco dancer born in Cadiz who started dancing at a very early age. At the age of four she began to feel flamenco and at the age of eight she won the TVE talent contest “Premios Veo Veo”. Paloma Fantova took part in Manuela Carrasco’s choreographies in Japan and toured theatres all over the world such as New York, Washington, Paris, London or Cairo. In 2011 he participated in the show “Calé” by Joaquín Cortes and in 2012 he alternates his presence in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes in Barcelona with the presentation of his show “Sensibilidades”. The bailaora has also participated in Tomatito’s works and in the show in homage to the great bailaora Carmen Amaya, produced by Tablao Flamenco Cordoobes, together with Karime Amaya and Pastora Galván. In January 2019, Paloma Fantova presented its new show at the Jerez Festival: CUNA.
Karime Amaya (October 1 to 3, 5 to 8, 9 to 24, 26 to 31)
Karime Amaya, a member of the Amaya family, is the niece of Carmen Amaya, La Capitana, the most famous dancer of all time. The bailaora debuted when she was nine years old and, since then, her artistic career has grown, performing in festivals and theatres all over the world such as the United States, Japan, Mexico, France or the most important flamenco festivals in Spain, among many other places. In addition, last November 2018 Karime Amaya premiered her own show at the SAT Teatre de Barcelona: La Fuente.
Águeda Saavedra (October 1 to 3, 5 to 6)
The bailaora Águeda Saavedra was born in Málaga and began her studies at the age of 7 in the conservatory of that city. At the age of 15 she entered the Conservatory of Dance in Madrid and grew up with masters such as “Betty”, Cristina Visús, Currillo or Rocío Espada among others. Águeda Saavedra won first prize in the Dance Contest of the City of Ribarroja del Turio in 2009 and 2010 and gets a scholarship from the dance company of Antonio Najarro. The bailaora has travelled with her flamenco dance to countries all over the world, such as the United States, England and Italy. She has also worked with great artists such as Jesús Carmona, with whom she has visited stages in China and Dubai, among others, with the show IMPETUS. The artist has also just participated in the series ‘Arde Madrid’, which covers the life of Ava Gardner.
Saray “La Pitita” (October 7 to 21)
Saray Fernández, known as Saray La Pitita, was born in Granada in 1988. She belongs to a family of flamenco artists and is the daughter of the guitarist José Fernández. She began to dance at the age of 16 and began to train with great flamenco artists and at the age of 18 she began to dance in flamenco tablaos. Shortly afterwards she moved to Madrid, where Joaquín Cortes met her and decided to hire her for his company as one of the first dancers of his company, with which she has travelled all over the world. In addition, Saray La Pitita has worked with great artists such as Farru, Josemi Carmona, Jorge Pardo and Rubén Dantas.
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”
Luis El Granaíno
Saray “La Pitita”
Juan Manzano El Coco
Son of the famous guitarist “El Nani”, he has played for the most famous flamenco artists, he has been guitarist of the National Ballet of Spain and has also collaborated in numerous albums. He is currently working with Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona. At 14 he began his professional career accompanying no less than Lola Flores and Merche Esmeralda. Later he joined the company of Antonio Canales in the works of Torero or Gitano.
Young guitarist born in Barcelona in the bosom of a family of flamenco artists, he began his career at the age of 14. He has played for outstanding figures such as Montse Cortés or Farruquito and his career seems unstoppable.
A versatile guitarist, he is one of the most promising young flamenco guitarists in Barcelona. Eugenio Santiago has already been recognized with several awards, among which we can highlight the first prize of the Certamen Internacional de Hospitalet and also the First Prize for the Best Accompaniment to the Vocals by Bulerías. Eugenio Santiago has shared the stage with great flamenco artists such as Farru, Juan de Juan, Belén López, Morenito de Illora, Joselillo Romero or Simón Roma among many others.
La Fabi (1 to 3, 5 to 6)
Fabiola Pérez Rodríguez was born in Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz). She studied at the Cristina Heeren Foundation with José de la Tomasa, Paco Taranto and Esperanza Fernández. This great cantaora has sung for great figures of the dance and is developed to the perfection in the cantes de compás. In addition to performing with Cristina Hoyos’ company, she has performed in almost every tablao in Spain and has sung in festivals and theatres all over the world. In 2018 La Fabi releases her album “Fruto y Flores”.
Davinia Jaén (7 to 24, 26 to 31)
She started her career at the age of 14 in Jerez, she performed in many tablos and flamenco groups of the city and learnt from Juan Parrilla in the tablao El Lagar de tío Parrilla. Later she moved to Seville where she had the honour of learning and keep growing as an artist along with José de la Tomasa, Paco Taranto, Jeromo Segura, Laura Vital, José Galván, Carmen Ledesma and many others.
Antonio Fernández (22 to 24, 26 to 31)
Juan Manzano “El Coco” (The Coconut)
Born in San Roc, he is probably one of the most flamenco voices in Barcelona. Authentic and with flamenco in his 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 never ceases to surprise us year after year.
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”.
This Catalan cantaor from the Bon Pastor neighbourhood has been surrounded by flamenco since his grandfather was Porrina’s cousin. He trained as a professional cantaor in Tablao Flamenco Cordobés working with great artists such as Karime Amay, la Susi, Pastora Galván, Manuel Tañé or Antonio Vilar.
Luis EL Granaino
Born into a family of artists from Granada, he began to perform throughout Barcelona, his first tour was in Azerbaijan with the company Tuto, Iván Alcalá and Juaquín el Duende, among others. He has performed with artists such as Antonio Canales, Saray García and Rafael Amargo, Barullo and Farruquito in the Sala Apolo. He also collaborated with Duquende in the recording of the album Kantata. He has a pure and gypsy style and specialises in Soleá, Seguiriya and Fandango.
José Manuel Doya Zambullo
Barcelona’s José Manuel Doya, “Zambullo”, returns to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes. With Jerez roots and pure, gipsy and heart-felt vocals. The cantaor has toured the most important halls and theatres in Spain and has performed alongside artists such as Joaquín Cortés, Antonio Canales, Farru, Pastora Galván and Rubén Olmos among others.