Had the opportunity to perform for a private party in La Mirada, CA with my flamenco sisters. Sevillanas, Tangos, and some Bulerias. Not my first time performing, but first time as the solo musician. One of the members of the audience made an illustration of us as we performed. How cool! What a blast! More... Continue Reading →
Once again!! I'll be performing Sunday, April 28th at the Feria de Abril in Los Alamitos, CA with my Flamenco brothers and sisters of the Tanaka Flamenco Dojo! This is an all-day festival honoring the Andalusian fair held at the same time in Seville, Spain. Throughout the day, many dance companies from across Southern California will... Continue Reading →
Lately, I've been taking cante classes (Flamenco singing) classes by the great José Cortés Fernández. It's very rare to have an opportunity to have a professional cante singer teach you some basics and have you perform for him. I don't plan on being a Flamenco singer but it's a great way to better understand the... Continue Reading →
This is a Bulerias in the Jerez format from the Bulerias master, Moraito. It's groovy, fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ypbEOZLUU
I'm currently writing a terpsichorean Alegrias number along with rehearsing a favorite solo piece for the next show sometime in Spring 2018. It contains influences and personal interpretations of music that I have been listening to ranging from Paco De Lucia (Spain), Vincete Amigo (Spain), Gabriel Osuna (Los Angeles), Moraito Chico (Spain), Enrique de Melchor... Continue Reading →
I have an upcoming show to perform in Los Alamitos, CA in the middle of August. Exact date/time is yet to be determined. Currently rehearsing bulerias, Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho / Entre Dos Aguas (Al di Meola and Paco de Lucía), and Inspiracíon/Ritmo de la Noche (The Gypsy Kings). Lots of work ahead!
Here you'll find how to play rhythms, compás, and tips that I have observed. I’ll also post music and videos that can help expand skills.