fantastic show will include two sets of great flamenco guitar,
singing and dance by these two talented artists.
Cesareo was born in Zalamea la Real (Huelva, Spain)
within a family with a deep rooted flamenco
tradition. When he was 9, he started to show an
interest in flamenco and his father taught him to sing
‘fandanguillos'. At 15, he became
interested in learning Spanish guitar and taught himself to play.
At the age of 20, he moved to Moron de la Frontera (Seville) where he
took guitar lessons from the great Francisco Gomez Amaya, a gypsy
guitar player better known as "Paco del Gastor".
His first opportunity to perform as a singer came with the ‘Monte
Gil’ group, at a ‘peña’ (flamenco aficionado association) from
Moron de la Frontera. With that group, he appeared on several other
‘peñas' around the Seville province. Since then, he has worked
extensively on stages all over Spain (Guadalajara, Badajoz, Huelva,
Despite considering himself an amateur, he has shared the stage with
well-renowned flamenco singers such as Jesus Mendez, Antonio Reyes
and El Cabrero, among others.
He has also taken part in numerous flamenco shows and works by his
hometown and neighbouring musical bands, including the Javier
Perianes Professional Conservatory of Huelva symphonic orchestra.
It is noteworthy too his appearance as a flamenco singer in the
masterpiece "Sueño Andaluz", written and composed by the
brilliant musician from Huelva Jose Raul Llanes.
He is passionate about flamenco and he is constantly learning from
the great masters such as Antonio Mairena, Manolo Caracol, Rafael
Farina and the maximum exponent of flamenco singing in Huelva, Paco
Toronjo, to name but a few. Besides, he has always listened to,
admired and learnt from the singing of Jose Monge Cruz, "Camaron
de la Isla".
Currently, he is strongly connected to Extremadura, where he lived
for work and got to perform too.
Carlos is a creative flamenco singer,
with a clear and melodic voice, which provides a very personal and
valuable testimony of his understanding of the art of flamenco.
born in Granada (Spain) and began to dance at the age of 8 with María
Guardia, ‘La Mariquilla’. She
attended her school for 4 years, and later she studied for a year
under La Mariquilla’s daughter, Tatiana Garrido.
moved to the UK at the end of 2001, aged 25, where she started taking
regular flamenco dance lessons. She has attended workshops with
Felipe de Algeciras, Carmela Romero, Manuel Liñan, Pepa Molina,
Antonio Canales, Olga Pericet and Rafael Amargo among others. In
Spain, she has taken courses at El Carmen de las Cuevas and studied
with Carmen Cortés, Ivan Vargas, Chua Alba and Javier Martos.
the past, she has taught both workshops and regular classes in
schools and Dance centres in the UK.
a performer, she has worked with several UK guitarists and artists
and has been part of various flamenco groups which have performed at
numerous Festivals throughout the UK. These include the Vamos
Festival in Newcastle and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. A
different type of project allowed her to be a backing singer during
the aforementioned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009.
was a permanent member and regular performer of Alba Flamenca, an
acclaimed Edinburgh based flamenco troupe, for 4 years. As a group,
they have earned 5 star reviews for their shows at the Edinburgh
Fringe festival (‘Astounding
and very alive, with explosive, vivacious dancing and a rich musical
part of Three Weeks review 2009’; ‘Very
alive, with explosive, vivacious dancing, and very intense’, part
Weeks review 2010).
Together they will
make us feel and understand the deep emotions of the complex art of
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