Between December 14 and January 4 Tablao Flamenco Cordobes will have a show presided by the dancers Marco Flores, Jesús Fernandez and Karime Amaya as well as the singer Loreto de Diego. The historic tablao at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020, will also feature guitarists Justo Fernández El Tuto and José Luis Medina, as well as the singers Loreto de Diego, Luis de la Fefa, Bocaíllo and Miguel Rosendo.
Marco Flores is a dancer born in Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz. After some almost self-taught beginnings he moves to Seville to perfect his training with Antonio Canales, Javier Barón and Javier Latorre. In 2001 he joined the Sara Baras Company and participated in a production of Rafael Amargo’s company. The following year he moved to Madrid and, in addition to being part of the Sara Baras and Rafael Amargo company, he participated in the ‘Poet in New York’ of Rafael Amargo’s company as a soloist. In 2003 he starts his solo projects and creates the dance company ESS3, movement together with Olga Pericet, Daniel Doña and Manuel Liñán. His professional career continues to grow and he participates in venues and festivals such as the Biennial of Seville, Jerez Flamenco Festival, London Flamenco Festival or the Autumn Festival of Jerez among many others. In 2007, together with Manuel Liñán and Olga Pericet, he created “En Clave” and participated in the New York Festival and the Tel Aviv Flamenco Days Festival. In 2015 he premiered “Paso a Dos” at the Jerez Festival and in 2016 his fifth solo production, “Entrara al Juego”. The bailaor has been awarded prizes such as the Carmen Amaya, Antonio Gades, Mario Maya and the Special Dance Prize of the National Flamenco Art Competition of Córdoba, the Prize for the Best Dancer of the DeFlamenco Magazine, the Prize for the Best Show for “De Flamencas” of the Jerez Festival, or the Gold Medal of the Flamenco Festival of the Virgen de las Nieves.
Jesús Fernández is a dancer born in Cádiz who began his training at the age of six in the academies of Pepín Muñoz and Pilar Ogalla to continue with teachers such as Javier Latorre, Israel Galván, Alejandro Granado, Antonio Canales, Mario Maya and Charo Cruz among others. At the tender age of 16, Jesús Fernández won the Premio Nacional de Baile Flamenco de Estepona (Málaga). Throughout his career he has shared the stage with artists of the stature of Juan Villar, Aurora Vargas, Juana la Revuelo and José Mercé among others. In 2002 he travelled to the Tablao El Flamenco in Tokyo and participated in “Tierra Cantaora” by Manuel Morao, a work premiered at the Jerez Festival. In 2006 he travelled to New York with Rafaela Carrasco and in 2009 he presented his first show, “Ataduras”, in London. After its premiere, she toured with this work in venues and festivals such as the Nerja Flamenco Festival, the Cajasol Theatre in Seville, the Autumn cycles of the Sala Centra Lechera in Cádiz, the Jerez Festival and the Milan Festival. The bailaor performs a series of collaborations under the direction of Manuel Liñán, performing at the Albuquerque Flamenco Festival in 2010 and travels with Marco Flores to Norway. That same year he performed in La Suma Flamenca and the Biennial of Seville as part of the Flamencos Anónimos cycle and won the Desplante Prize during the 50th Anniversary of the prestigious Festival Internacional de Cante de Las Minas. He has also performed in festivals such as the Festival de Jerez, Festival Flamenco de USA or the Festival de Londres.
Karime Amaya, a member of the Amaya family, is the niece of Carmen Amaya, La Capitana, the most famous dancer of all time. The dancer debuted at the age of nine 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.
Loreto de Diego
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”
Justo Fernández “El Tuto”
Loreto de Diego
Loreto de Diego is a flamenco singer who started acting professionally at the age of 17. Loreto de Diego has worked in important companies with artists such as Antonio Reyes, Antonio Márquez, Marcos Flores, Rafael Aguilar or classical dance figures such as Aída Gómez. He has also toured all over the world. In 2013 he produced and premiered the show “Me sabe a cante” at the Suma Flamenca.
The flamenco singer Miguel Rosendo began his professional career in peñas such as La Peña La Perla, La Peña Juanito Villar, La Peña Enrique El Mellizo. The artist, cantaor in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, moved to Japan for approximately 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 such as Cristina Hoyos, Javier Barón, Antonio El Pipa, Israel Galván, Andrés Peña and Edu Guerrero, among others, with whom he toured numerous theatres and festivals in Spain and all over the world, such as Japan, Israel, France, Italy, the USA and Chile.
Luis de La Fefa
Luis Fernández is a flamenco singer born in Barcelona in 1990. From an early age he began to feel flamenco and at the age of 4 he began to sing tangos with his uncle Juaneke. At the age of 14 he began to sing professionally and from the age of 18 to work in flamenco tablaos.
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.
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.
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).