From 21 to 30 April Tablao Flamenco Cordobes presents a flamenco show led by the dancers El Junco and Rosario Toledo and the vocalist David Palomar. The artists will be accompanied by the cantaores El Quini de Jerez, Miguel Rosendo and María de los Reyes as well as the guitar players José Luis Medina, Oscar Lago and David Cerreduela.
Juan José Jaén Arroyo, known artistically as Junco, is a dancer from Cádiz who began his training in flamenco dance in Vicente Marrero’s Soleá Dance Group and in the Enrique el Mellizo Peña School. Between 1996 and 2005 he was part of Cristina Hoyos’ company as a soloist, performing the shows Caminos Andaluces, Arsa y Toma, Al Compás de Tiempo, Tierra Dentro, Tiempo y Compás and Yerma. This last show was performed by the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, also directed by the teacher Cristina Hoyos, in which he entered as a soloist dancer and choreographer. In 2007, at the Jerez Flamenco Festival, he presented his show Junquerías with artists of the stature of David Palomar, David Lagos, Ramón Amador and Susana Casas as guest dancer. In 2009 he presented the show Por un Sueño with the dancer Susana Casas, after having been a guest artist in different shows and companies, he presented in Seville his latest show Mirando al Pasado, a tribute to the Seville school, where he is accompanied by the dancers Susana Casas and the teacher Loli Flores.
Rosario Toledo, dancer and choreographer, has managed to position herself at the top of flamenco dance through her creativity and her art to transmit to the audience the essence of what surrounds us. Rosario Toledo studied a degree in Spanish Dance at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Sevilla and began her professional career with her teacher Charo Cruz. Her first show was “Por Ley de Vida” and, shortly afterwards, she joined Manuela Carrasco and Antonio El Pipa’s company. After his first steps, he began a professional career that has led him to work with artists of the stature of Miguel Poveda, Arcángel, Antonio Canales, Israel Galván and Mario Maya. Among his productions, presented all over the world, are “El aire de Cádiz”, “Del primer paso”, “Paso para dos”, “Hay fuego en tus ojos”, “Vengo”, “ADN” and “El Pulso” among others.
Jose Luís Medina
El Quini de Jerez
David Palomar is a prestigious cantaor and an illustrious representative of Cadiz’s cantes. He began his career as a vocalist, author and producer of the group “Levantito”. As a cantaor he took his first steps with Javier Barón’s company, premiering “Solo por arte” at the Bienal de Sevilla. He joined Cristina Hoyos’ company and accompanied great artists such as Farruquito, Jairo Barrul, Mercedes Ruiz, Rosario Toledo, Junco, Daniel Navarro and José Maya. In 2015 he is part of the XXXV Anniversary on Javier Ruibal’s stages sharing the stage with Martirio, Miguel Ríos, Juan Echanove, Gabino Diego or Kiko Veneno, among others. His first solo performances began in 2007, premiering his own show “Cádiz”, produced by the Andalusian Agency for the Development of Flamenco, sharing the stage with Mariana Cornejo and Carmen de la Jara. In 2008 she released her first album “Trimilenaria”, which the specialised website deflamenco.com awards to the best debut album. And only two years later she presents her second album “La Viña: Cantón independiente. In 2012 she releases her third album, presented during the celebrations of the Bicentenary of the Spanish Constitution held in Cadiz at the Gran Teatro Falla. A tribute album to the life and work of the brilliant Chavela Vargas entitled “La Dama del Poncho Rojo”. Among her awards are the Andalusian flag, Camarón de la Isla award, Gaditano del Año or the Canal Sur “El Público” award.
THE QUINI OF JEREZ
Throughout his career he has worked with many important artists, such as Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, Fernando Terremoto, Elu de Jerez and Merchora Ortega, among others. At the age of 20, already mature as a cantaor, he decided to venture into cante and leave behind his time as a palmero. At the Lagar de Parrilla, one of the most emblematic venues in Jerez, he started out as a cantaor and began performing in peñas, competitions and festivals, winning first prize at the Certamen de Cantes por Bulería de Jerez a year later. After his success he joined Antonio Gades’ company, touring the world tour after tour: USA, France, London, California, Morocco or Brazil have been some of his destinations.
The flamenco singer Miguel Rosendo, began his professional career in peñas like La Peña La Perla, La Peña Juanito Villar, La Peña Enrique El Mellizo. The artist, cantaor in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, moved to Japan for about 4 years, where he worked in the company of Yoko Komatsubara and other Japanese companies. When he returned to Spain he worked with great flamenco artists like Cristina Hoyos, Javier Barón, Antonio El Pipa, Israel Galván, Andrés Peña or Edu Guerrero among others, with whom he toured many theatres and festivals in Spain and all over the world like Japan, Israel, France, Italy, USA or Chile.
MARIA DE LOS REYES
Son of the famous guitarist “El Nani”, he has played for the most famous flamenco artists, has been a guitarist for the Spanish National Ballet and has also collaborated on 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.
Oscar Lago, a native of Cadiz, started out as a guitarist at the age of 10 with the masters Rafael Abujas, Rafael Porras and Andrés Martínez. He has also studied with the master Gerardo Núñez and with guitarists and musicians like Ralph Towner, Manolo Perfumo or the Norwegian Ole Andre Farstad. Oscar Lago has performed in the great flamenco festivals of the world, such as the Bienal de Málaga, the Festival Flamenco de Jerez or the Bienal de Sevilla.
José Luis Medina
José Luis Medina is a guitarist born in Cordoba who started playing for Eva Rojano’s dance academy. He receives classes from great guitar masters such as Niño de Pura, Eduardo Rebollar, José Luis Postigo, Miguel Ángel Cortés and Pedro Sierra. He has performed at major festivals and flamenco events such as the Noche Blanca del Flamenco de Córdoba and has also premiered his own show at the Festival Flamenco de Chateauneuf (France).