November is coming to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona and we are almost closing the year with some top level additions to our cast.
Once again, we welcome Choro Molina back. Choro was born in Huelva in 1985 and learnt the basics of flamenco from his father “El Choro”. He was taught as well by great artists such as Javier Latorre, Antonio “El Pipa”, Javier Barón, Rafael Campallo, Israel Galván and Antonio Canales. A regular in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona’s casts, this time he comes back in an peak moment in his career. He returns after the presentation of his first own production “Aviso: Bayles de Jitanos” at the Jerez Festival, where he was awarded the Best Newcomer prize. He has presented his show in many national and international festivals, such as Seville’s Biennal, where he collected praises by both critics and the audience, the Flamenco Days Festival in Tel Aviv, Madrid’s Suma Flamenco or Alburquerque’s Flamenco Festival, among others. He is currently one of the most trendy artists.
In november we present María Mezcle for the first time. Awarded the First Prize in the Alegrías style in the prestigious International Cante de las Minas Contest, she is one of the most promising voices. While still young, she has already toured many countries such as Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands or Morocco. In addition, she has performed in prestigious flamenco festivals such as the Jerez Festival or Seville’s Biennal, sharing the stage with great artists such as José Mercé, Pansequito, Juana la del Revuelo, Miguel Poveda, Gerardo Núñez, El Zambo or Esperanza Fernández. currently, she is guest singer for the Spanish National Ballet and is preparing her second album, which will be presented in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes.
Paloma Fantova will come back again in November. Born in Puerto Real, Cádiz, she was introduced to flamenco by his father, and was debuting in television at 6 years old and on stage with Antonio Canales at 7. Her career has been a meteoric rise, performing with some of the best flamenco artists, such as Farruquito or Tomatito, and in theatres all over the world. In 2013 she received the Venencia Flamenca award and was a main character in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes macroproduction “Con Carmen Amaya en la Memoria”. She is one of the most promising newcomers and, while still young, she has garnered a huge following thanks to her intense and racial dance combined with a furious footwork.
They will be performing alongside Sara Barrero, a Catalan dancer with a long and valuable career behind her as guarantee of her skills. She started her career with 16 years old at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, where she learnt the craft. She has performed in many national and international festivals: Grec Festival in Barcelona, Flamenco pa’tos in Madrid, La Unión in Murcia, Bienal of Sevilla, Mont de Marsans Festival in Marsans, Flamenco Festivals in Paris, Marsella, Lyon and Nimes in France, Flamenco Festival in London, Flamenco Festival in Tokio, Festival of Jazz in Praga, Flamenco Festival in EEUU, among others…
We complete our cast for November with Ana Pérez. Born in France in a family of artists, she currently lives in Seville. Technically very resourceful, she has performed in Seville’s main tablaos and was an impressive newcomer at Mont-de-Marsan and Nimes Flamenco Festivals, where she presented her own show. She has collaborated with Andrés Marin in “Monocromo” and with Cristina Hall in the 2014 Seville’s Biennal and with “Translúcido”, presented in the Dusseldorf Flamecno Festival.
Authentic flamenco dancer, she carries weight in her performances, impressing the audience. She brings her African roots, her contemporary formation and culture and her strong charisma to the stage.
Our Flamenco musicians
Son of famous guitarist “El Nani”, has played for the most famous flamencos, he has been guitarist in the National Ballet of Spain and has also contributed to numerous albums.
Young guitar player born in Barcelona in a famaily of flamenco artists, he debuted professionally at 14 years old. He has played for names such as Montse Cortés or Farruquito and his career seems unstoppable.
Born in San Fernándo, Cádiz. Manuel Urbina was raised with the pop music echos that his father’s guitar gave off. Passionate about guitar and music, he spent hours practicing with devotion and zeal. His career is starting to take off in 2016 thanks to his collaborations with great artists such as Farru or Antonio “El Choro” Molina.
Born in Málaga, his passion for flamenco came from his father and was already singing fandangos and bulerías with ease at 4 years old. Still young, he has an interesting career, with performances in the most important tablaos and in Seville and Málaga’s flamenco biennals.
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”
Born in Barcelona, in the Bon Pastor neighborhood, he grew up in a flamenco environment since he was little. He learnt the trade as a professional singer at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes working with great artists, names such as Karime Amaya, la Susi, Karime Amaya, la Susi, Pastora Galván, Jesús Carmona, Angelita Montoya, Guadiana, el Junco, el Farru, Patricia Guerrero, José Maya, Alfonso Losa, Marcos Flores, Olga Pericet or la Moneta, among others. His potential has been developed side by side with other great singers for dancing, such as Manuel Tañé, Antonio Villar, Rubio de Pruna or el Coco.
Joselito Montoya “Morenito Hijo”
Joseilio Montoya, better known as Morenito Hijo, was born in La Línea de la Concepción, in a gypsy family with a long musical tradition. His grandfather was Juan Montoya and his father Morenito de Íllora, a well-known and prestigious singer who grew up in Barcelona. When he was nine years old, he recorded his first album “Alma Vieja”, with collaborations of Tomatito, Diego del Morao, Daniel Casares, Pepe del Morao and Paco Fernández. This album didn’t see the light until some years later, because his father thought it wouldn’t be good at such a young age. Despite his young age, Joselito already has most of the attributes a singer needs. The sound and feelings he puts in his singing make him a very special singer for flamenco fans. He is back to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes to prove that he is no longer just a young prospect.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Shows
Dear customer, esteemed friend, unknown flamenco fan,
The historic and romantic nature of flamenco as a popular creation that started to become known in the middle of the XIXth century, mentioned by romanticist writers visiting Spain in their narrations, have placed this musical genre in the circles of culture and literature, while at the same time the show business has transformed it into a product for mass consumption completely deformed. The harmful influence that massive tourism has brought to promoters, producers and artists is widely known, far from the necessary aesthetics and education to be considered a part of flamenco culture. The calculated premeditation they act with, justifying their actions claiming that the tourist “doesn’t know” or “doesn’t understand”, should be answered that they are the ones that are inadequate for flamenco.
Faced with this situation, the traveler and everyone interested in authentic popular culture has to confront the challenge of not letting anyone fool them. Unfortunately, the adequate source of knowledge is not advertising, not even the one offered by new technologies: We live in a society intoxicated with identical slogans.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes can give you some tips:
The management of a tablao, like a pharmacy, has to be in the hands of artists or experts, true flamenco fans at the very least. They are easy to find in Madrid and a bit harder in Barcelona.
The historic tablaos offer you a picture of their shared memories with the greatest masters of flamenco, some with a selected cast with the best performers.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is together with these historic tablaos whose owners were artists and have lived its deepest nature and, apart from a long list of masters part of flamenco history, are one of the very few that have kept updating their shows throughout the years, bringing to their stage top performers, flamenco legends and young talents discovered by them.
Another characteristic of our stage is that we manage to bring them together at the same time, creating unique shows with the highest level of quality, only found in our stage and in the most important flamenco festivals.
Dear customer, we don’t want to be the ones to tell you:
Ask the flamenco fans and experts: They will tell you what Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is.