During the second fortnight of August Tablao Flamenco Cordobes programmes the show ‘Saga del Flamenco’ with artists of international standing and led by Antonio Fernández Montoya, ‘El Farru’. From the 16th to the 31st of August the dancer will be accompanied by the dancers Karime Amaya and Raquel Heredia La Repompilla, the singer Davinia Jaén, the guitarists David Cerreduela, Israel Cerreduela and José Luis Medina and the singers Ezequiel Montoya, Juan Manzano El Coco and Luis de La Fefa. The best flamenco in Barcelona in August comes together in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes.
Antonio Fernández Montoya ‘El Farru’ (except day 23)
Antonio Fernández Montoya, better known as ‘El Farru’, is part of one of the most important and recognised flamenco families. Farru made his debut on the international scene when he was only 2 years old in Berlin and in 1998 (when he was 10) formed his own company, ‘Los gnomos del flamenco’, with which he took part 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, entitled Farruco, which he presented in the best theatres in the world, including the City Center of New York. Apart from his facet as a dancer, he has collaborated as an author in several albums and in different shows of Tomatito, El Barrio etc., as well as in the show of Farruquito, ‘Puro’, where part of the music and lyrics are his. For a while he shared a world tour with Paco de Lucía. In 2017 he presents with his brothers Juan Fernández Montoya ‘Farruquito’ and Manuel Fernández Montoya ‘El Carpeta’ the show TR3S.
The dancer Karime Amaya will accompany Farru in the dance. A member of another great flamenco family, Karime Amaya is the grand niece of Carmen Amaya, La Capitana, the most famous dancer of all time. Karime Amaya debuted when she was nine years old and since her beginnings she has not stopped performing all over the international geography such as the best festivals, tablaos and theatres in Spain and countries such as France, the United States, Mexico and Japan, among others. On the other hand, the dancer Karime Amaya premiered her own show in November 2018 at the SAT Teatre de Barcelona: La Fuente.
Raquel Heredia La Repompilla
Raquel Heredia Reyes, known artistically as La Repompilla, is the daughter of Rafaela La Repompa and guitarist Luis Heredia as well as Amparo Heredia’s sister. Born in Malaga in the centre of a gypsy family in 1979, she began dancing in New York at the age of 15, forming part of the company of Juan Andrés Maya. Like her sister, she moved to Malaga in 2002 and began to work at Mesón La Repompa. Over time she has shared the stage with great flamenco artists such as Juan Andrés Maya, Manuel Liñán, Amador Rojas, El Choro, Pepe Torres, etc. La Repompilla at Tablao Cordobes. Flamenco Barcelona.
Sara Barrero, a regular dancer in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, began her career at the age of 16. She has danced in numerous national and international festivals such as the flamenco festivals of Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Nimes in France or the US Flamenco Festival among many others and has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Belén Maya, Fernando Terremoto or Eva La Yerbabuena. It should be noted that in the Festival Jóvenes Valores of the city of L’Hospitalet, rising as the first prize Carmen Amaya.
Ricardo Fernández, “El Tete”, is a young bailaor born in 2000 in the bosom of a gypsy family (he is the younger brother of the bailaor Miguel Fernández “El Yiyo”), despite his youth he has earned a place in the field of flamenco dancing. The strength and elegance of Ricardo Fernández’s dance is taking him to the top. “El Tete” shows great artistic maturity in his performances, in which he has always been surrounded by great flamenco artists. In recent years “El Tete” has already performed as a resident in flamenco halls and festivals. Among the references and influences that Ricardo Fernández has grown up with are Joaquín Cortés, José Maya, Farruquito and his brother “El Yiyo”.
Raquel Heredia Reyes ‘La Repompilla’
Jose Luís Medina
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.
Israel Cerreduela has worked with prestigious artists such as Antonio Canales, Sara Baras and Enrique Morente, among others. He was born in the flamenco quarter of Cañoroto in Madrid as well as other flamenco artists such as David El Viejín, Gerónimo, La Excepción…
José Luis Medina
José Luis Medina is a guitarist born in Cordoba who starts playing for Eva Rojano’s dance academy. He takes lessons 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).
Davinia Jaén is a singer born into a family of flamenco fans. The singer began her career with 14 years in Jerez in numerous tablaos and peñas of the city. Over the years she has grown professionally performing in numerous festivals and tablaos such as Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, El Flamenco de Tokio, Los Gallos de Sevilla or Las Tablas in Madrid. He was also part of the Spanish ballet performing in countries such as USA, Russia, Israel, Mexico, China, Turkey and Brazil among others. In 2014 he forms part of the project “Eterno Camarón”.
Ezequiel Montoya is a singer born in Seville who has grown up surrounded by flamenco since he was a child. He is the grandson of the cantaor Martín Revuelo and the nephew and grandson of the bailaor Farruco. At the age of eight he climbs onto a stage for the first time, premiering in Lope de Vega in Seville during the show ‘Gitanas’, headed by La Farruca. From that moment on he began his career with shows such as ‘Escuela de Arte’ with the bailaor Manuel Fernández Montoya, El Carpeta. Ezequiel Montoya has shared the stage with great flamenco figures such as Manuela Carrasco, El Carpeta, La Farruca and Raimundo Amador among others.
Juan Manzano “El Coco”
Born in San Roc, he is probably one of the most flamenco voices in Barcelona. He is an authentic singer 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 Manzano El Coco is a flamenco institution in Barcelona and never ceases to surprise us year after year.
Luis Fernández is a cantaor born in Barcelona in 1990. From a very young age he began to feel flamenco and at the age of 4 he began to sing with his uncle Juaneke. At the age of 14 he began to sing professionally and at the age of 18 to work in flamenco tablaos.