July in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
Heat strikes with enthusiasm, La Rambla is more lively than ever and, in the late afternoon, its historic tablao opens the doors that house the best flamenco in the city. The encounters at the pinnacle of dance continue in July.
Throughout the month we will be lucky enough to have the infinite passion and art of Karime Amaya, niece-granddaughter of Carmen Amaya and a dancer of consolidated international prestige. Her dance oozes strength and temperament and her art has already dazzled viewers and half-world critics. Cities like New York, Tokyo, Albuquerque, Quito, New Mexico, Madrid or Mont-de-Marsan are just some of the places that have already fallen yielded at their feet.
The heart and elegance of José Maya also returns in July. A prodigy born in a family of artists, he began his career on stage at the Teatro Albéniz with only nine years old, sharing a poster with flamenco masters such as Antonio Canales, Juan Ramírez and Enrique Morente. Considered one of the most important flamenco artists in the world, he has worked alongside international stars such as Marc Anthony, Björk and Beyoncé and has collaborated with the most important flamenco artists of recent years: Tomatito, Güito, Ketama, Estrella Morente, Belén Maya, the Farruco or Israel Galván, among many others.
Juan de Juan
In July we will have the emblematic bailaor Juan de Juan. Born in Seville, Juan has participated in the most important shows in venues and tablaos all over Spain, in international flamenco festivals and scenes from theatres such as City Center in New York, Champs Elysées in Paris, National Theater in Milan, National Theater Of Costa Rica, Fine Arts Theater of Mexico, Teresa Carreño Theatre of Venezuela, National Theater of Brasilia, Opera Theater of Poland, Bunkamura Orchard Hall Theater of Tokyo, Teatro Sadler’s Wells of London among many others.
Juan Manzano “Coco”
Natural of San Roc, he is probably one of the most flamenco voices of Barcelona. Authentic and with flamenco in his DNA. Add to this a prodigious voice, capable of a temperamental cante, rich with evocative memories and overflowing naturalness. It is a whole institution of flamenco in Barcelona and it never ceases to amaze us year after year.
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”
Born in Barcelona, in the neighborhood of Bon Pastor, he grew up since childhood in a flamenco environment. He was formed as a professional singer in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, working with great artists, names like Karime Amaya, Susi, Pastora Galván, Jesus Carmona, Angelita Montoya, Guadiana, Junco, Farru, Patricia Guerrero, José Maya, Alfonso Losa, Marcos Flowers, Olga Pericet or la Moneta. From Granaíno father, he possesses a special talent to sing for tangos
This month we are also lucky to have Manuel Tañé, a real gypsy cantaor from Jerez de la Frontera. His singing has been defined as “wild” by artists and critics. Manuel takes that rating with pride since his way of expressing flamenco has an ancestral appeal, an atavistic sense seldom heard.
Manuel de la Nina
Young cantaor from Jerez de la Frontera who has already toured stages of the main cities of the United States. He debuted with Tomasa ‘La Macanita’, Luis ‘El Zambo’ or Tía María Bala, among others
Maria del Mar Fernández
The Cádiz singer María del Mar Fernández already had a long career in Spain and abroad before conquering the Indian public in summer 2011 with her interpretation of Señorita, the main theme of Bollywood’s blockbuster filmed in Spain. Zindagi at Milegi Dobara, 2011 – Zoya Akhtar). Years later Maria del Mar fiches by the company of Paco Peña and travels great part of the world during four years. England, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, USA, South America … The singer collaborates with leading flamenco figures such as Antonio Canales, Carmen Cortés, Manuel Morao and the New Spanish Ballet.
Dancing and singing, accompanied as always by the best guitars. We present our cast of guitarists for the month of May:
Son of the great guitarist “El Nani”, has played for the best known flamenco, has accompanied Enrique Morente for years and has been a guitarist for the National Ballet of Spain. His son, Israel Cerreduela, follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and at the age of 22 he has worked with artists such as Enrique Morente, Sara Baras, Antonio Canales, Guadiana, among others and has stepped on the main theaters in Spain.
Young guitar player with a trajectory that seems unstoppable. He started playing at the age of 14 at Tablao del Carmen in Barcelona and although he is very young, Fernández works with artists such as Sara Baras and several shows with La Farruca and El Farru, as well as singers like Montse Cortés, Duquende and Ginesa Ortega.