From the 16th to the 29th of February Tablao Flamenco Cordobes will have a top international flamenco show, led by Antonio Fernández Montoya, Farru, and will also have Tete Fernández and Paloma Fantova in the dance. The historic tablao of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, will also have on stage the vocalists Davinia Jaén, Manuel Tañé, José Manuel Zambullo and Juan Manzano El Coco.
GUEST ARTIST: Antonio Fernández Montoya ‘FARRU’ (From 16 to 27 February except 23)
Antonio Fernández Montoya, better known as ‘El Farru’, belongs to one of the most important and renowned flamenco families: the Farruco saga. Farru made his debut on the international scene when he was only two years old in Berlin and formed his own company in 1998 (when he was ten), ‘Los gnomos del flamenco’, with which he participated in festivals all over the world, such as in Cologne and Kiev. In 2001, he participated in his brother’s show ‘Farruquito y Familia’ in New York. That same year, he toured Mexico as a soloist with Antonio Canales. In February 2006, he premiered his own show, titled Farruco, which he presented in the best theatres in the world, including the City Center of New York. Apart from his facet as a bailaor, he has collaborated as an author in several records and in different shows by Tomatito, El Barrio etc., as well as in Farruquito’s show, ‘Puro’, where part of the music and lyrics are his own. For a time he shared a world tour with Paco de Lucía. In 2017, he presented the show TR3S with his brothers Juan Fernández Montoya ‘Farruquito’ and Manuel Fernández Montoya ‘El Carpeta’.
Ricardo Fernández, known as El Tete, is a young dancer born in Badalona into a gypsy family and who, despite his youth, has already earned his place in the field of flamenco dance. Brother of the bailaor El Yiyo Fernández, he shows through his strength and elegance a great artistic maturity in each performance, which has been worth obtaining great reviews from flamenco amateurs and professionals. Among his most direct references are Joaquín Cortés, José Maya, Farruquito and his brother El Yiyo.
Paloma Fantova is a flamenco dancer born in Cadiz who started dancing at a very young age. At the age of four she began to feel the flamenco and at only eight years old she won the talent contest of TVE “Premios Veo Veo”. The dancer participated in choreographies by Manuela Carrasco in Japan and toured theatres around the world such as New York, Washington, Paris, London and Cairo. She took part in Joaquín Cortes’ show “Calé” and in 2012 she alternated her presence in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes in Barcelona with the presentation of her show “Sensibilidades”. The bailaora has also participated in Tomatito’s work and in the show in tribute to the great bailaora Carmen Amaya, produced by Tablao Flamenco Cordoobes, alongside Karime Amaya and Pastora Galván. In January 2019 she presented her new show at the Festival de Jerez: CUNA.
Ricardo Fernández El Tete
Juan Manzano El Coco
Luís Santiago “El Tati”
He began his career at the age of 14 in Jerez, performed in numerous tablaos and peñas of the city and learned from Juan Parrilla in your tablao El Lagar from uncle Parrilla. Later he moved to Seville where he had the honour of learning and growing as an artist from José de la Tomasa, Paco Taranto, Jeromo Segura, Laura Vital, José Galván, Carmen Ledesma and many more. He learned singing with José Vargas “El Mono” and Joaquín “El Zambo”, saetas with Juan Romero “El Guapo”, he studied in the foundation of flamenco singing with Cristina Heeren.
Juan Manzano “El Coco”
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 temperamental singing, rich in evocative memories and overflowing naturalness. Juan is a flamenco institution in Barcelona and he never ceases to surprise us year after year.
José Manuel Doya Zambullo
José Manuel Doya, “Zambullo”, returns to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes. With Jerez roots and pure, gypsy, heartfelt singing. The cantaor has toured the most important halls and theatres in Spain and has performed with artists such as Joaquín Cortés, Antonio Canales, Farru, Pastora Galván and Rubén Olmos among others.
Manuel Tañé is an authentic gypsy singer from Jerez de la Frontera. His singing has been defined as “wild” by artists and critics. Manuel carries this qualification with pride as his way of expressing flamenco has an ancestral appeal and a sense rarely heard.
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.
Luis Santiago “El Tati”
Luis Santiago “El Tati” began his career at the age of 12, initially as a percussionist and later as a guitarist, accompanying Mercedes Amaya and Santiago Aguilar, his parents. El Tati has participated in shows and festivals such as “Sangre Latina” with the National Dance Company, New Mexico International Flamenco Festival, Tokyo Tablao El Flamenco, USA International Flamenco Festival with Manuela Carrasco, Albuquerque Festival or FESTIVAL Mont de Marsan.