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Flamenco Fest Musicians: Adam del Monte, Jose Fernandez, Dancers: Manuel Gutierrez & Lakshmi Basile

Adam del Monte

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$15.00
Date
Friday
October 18, 2019
Time
Doors 7:00pm
Showtime 8:00pm
Location
Poor David's Pub (map)
1313 South Lamar Street
Dallas TX 75215
Every year, Flamenco Fever brings the best of the best to Dallas for their annual Flamenco Festival. This year is no exception, with an all star lineup from around the globe. World renowned guitarist Adam del Monte appears courtesy of The Allegro Guitar Society alongside Gypsy Singer: Joe Cortes Fernandez and internationally awarded dancer: Lakshmi Basile! Producer, Julia Alcantara, guitarist/singer Santiago Maya and Charles Johnson "El Abejorro" will fill out the evening which will be filled with amazing music and some pretty kick ass dancing!


Guest Artist – Guitarist ADAM Del MONTE
One of the leading flamenco and classical guitarist/composers of his generation, Adam del Monte has made it his life mission to fully express himself in these two genres, transcending labeling and convention. Always having incorporated a wide array of musical styles in his compositions, del Monte has embarked on a journey of creating a unique sound and language of flamenco that is both steeped in tradition and progressive in its openness to musical flavors from around the world.

First Prize Winner at the 1997 Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition, del Monte is one of the new generations dynamic force in both flamenco and classical guitar. He studied flamenco & classical guitar in Spain, Israel & England. Beginning with his father, he continued his training with such famed Gypsy performers as Pepe “Habichuela”, Paco Cortez, Nino Miguel &Gerardo Nunez. His classical guitar teachers were Menashe Baquiche, Israel and Gordon Crosskey at Chethams School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. He has also appeared as both a solo artist and group performer in major venues such as LA’s Mark Taper Forum and the Wilshire Theater; the Teatro Real and the Conde Duque in Madrid; Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada; New Mexico St Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe; the International Guitar Festival in Israel, GFA in St Louis,’96, La Jolla ,’97 and Charleston, 99 GFA, Guitar Festival, the 500th anniversary of Columbus celebrations in Paris & Madrid

José Cortés Fernández was born in the south of France in 1974 from an important gypsy family from Almería. At the age of ten, Jose began his career in Jerez de la Frontera where he won the "premio del joven aficionado del cante
flamenco," accompanied on guitar by Terremoto hijo. He was immersed in the world of flamenco with the greatest artists, such as Terremoto, Pansequito, Camarón de la Isla, Moraito Chico and Tomatito. Since then, he has shared the stage with the best artists, including Belen Lopez, Alfonso Losa, Sergio Arranda, , Juan Ogalla ,María del Mar Moreno, Antonio de la Malena, manuel de la malena ,Mara Martinez, Andrés Peña, Pilar Ortega, David Paniagua, Juañares , Nino de los Reyes, Jesus Carmona, Isaac de los Reyes, Belen Maya, Maria Juncal, Domingo Ortega, Concha Jareño y carmen ledesma. He has sung for the workshops of Israel Galván, Angelita Gómez and Javier Latorre. In 2010, he moved to the United States and now works with many amazing artists such as Jason McGuire, Yaelisa "Camino Flamencos", Carola Zertuche "Teatro Flamenco," Recently Jose was invited to be Antonio Carmona's (Ketama) backup singer at the Nokia Theater for the Eva Longoria's Foundation.In 2014 Jose had the honor to sing for the San Francisco Opera in « Giselle ». Since 2014 Jose has worked with the Aspen Ballet Juan Siddi Company with whom he toured in Hawaii, New Mexico and had the honor to perform at the Joyce Theater in New York City last spring.
An incredible and traditional artist, José Cortés Fernández surprises us now by taking a step forward in his conception of flamenco by making pure flamenco live alongside other genres

About Guitarist/Singer Santiago Maya has joined the board for the Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival as a musical consultant. We are pleased to have such a well connected artist on our staff. Santiago was raised in on his father’s Andalusian horse ranch in Pecos, NM and grew up listening to him play flamenco. He picked up the guitar at age 4, but got serious about his guitar technique, as a teenager and began fine tuning his flamenco singing and guitar playing as an accompanist in 1999 at the National Institute of Flamenco in Albuquerque. There he collaborated with big top artists like Chuscales, Omayra Amaya, Eva Encinias and toured accompanying Vicente Griego and “Arte Flamenco”. He Later moved to California and began teaching Cajon and guitar. There he enjoyed invitations to work with singers: Jesus Montoya, Antonio de Jerez, dancers Manuel Gutierrez & Ivan Vargas, Ryan/Alex Zerneno, and some of the best dancers in the US. He has played all over the West Coast from San Diego to Santa Barbara in noted tablaos: El Cid, Alegrias, Luna Negra, Café Sevilla and theaters: Montalban, Ivar and La Brea Theaters and extensively at the Los Angeles Music Center. He is currently recording at Joey Heredia’s “Groove Studio” working several multi-media projects soon to be released.

About Headlining Residency Artist: Lakshmi Basile began performing at the age of six with her parents’ band “The Electrocarpathians”. She studied dance at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts during elementary and high school. She grew up in the flamenco community of San Diego, where her passionate artistic character began to form. After performing as a flamenco dancer in California and studying classical dance at the University of California Santa Barbara, Lakshmi travelled to Spain at the age of 20 to complete her flamenco studies. She was fortunate to be quickly embraced by artists and find work in tablaos and flamenco private events alongside great artists such as La Toná, La Familia Amaya, Pepe Torres, Joselito Méndez, Antonio Moya, La Tana, Carmen Ledesma, Antonio Rey and Manuel Molina. She was nicknamed La Chimi, which is simply her own name repronounced.

In recent years, Lakshmi Basile “La Chimi” became one of the first and only foreign artists in Spain to win a highly regarded national prize in, Concurso de las Minas de La Unión, 2011. She also won an award in another primary contest, Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Córdoba. There she surprised flamenco critics and received great praise: “un desgarrador homenaje a los románticos de lo jondo” (a heart wrenching homage to the romantics of pure flamenco), Alberto García Reyes, ABC. In fifteen years, Lakshmi consolidates her career in Seville, the cradle of flamenco. She performs daily as a soloist at the tablao “El Palacio Andaluz” in Seville, Spain. She works alongside significant artists in private events and festivals internationally, such as, Great Britain, Denmark and Uruguay. She has produced her own show in Spain, named, “Zarabanda, Lo Que Duerme en el Cuerpo de los Gitanos”, (Zarabanda, What Sleeps in the Gypsies’ Body). She is also sought after as a teacher by flamenco students in Spain. Lakshmi Basile has found her substantial artistic career as a flamenco dancer, because that is what she is in her soul and heart. “Su baile es de una alegría conquistada” (Her dance is one of conquered joy) – Félix Grande, poet and flamencologist. “La única cosa americana que tiene es su pasaporte”, (The only American thing she has is her passport) – Ángel Ojeda, former Minister of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía..”

About Guitarist/Singer Santiago Maya has joined the board for the Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival as a musical consultant and Artist manager. We are pleased to have such a well connected artist on our staff. Santiago was raised in on his father’s Andalusian horse ranch in Pecos, NM and grew up listening to him play flamenco. He picked up the guitar at age 4, but got serious about his guitar technique, as a teenager and began fine tuning his flamenco singing and guitar playing as an accompanist in 1999 at the National Institute of Flamenco in Albuquerque. There he collaborated with big top artists like Chuscales, Omayra Amaya, Eva Encinias and toured accompanying Vicente Griego and “Arte Flamenco”. He Later moved to California and began teaching Cajon and guitar. There he enjoyed invitations to work with singers: Jesus Montoya, Antonio de Jerez, dancers Manuel Gutierrez & Ivan Vargas, Ryan/Alex Zerneno, and some of the best dancers in the US. He has played all over the West Coast from San Diego to Santa Barbara in noted tablaos: El Cid, Alegrias, Luna Negra, Café Sevilla and theaters: Montalban, Ivar and La Brea Theaters and extensively at the Los Angeles Music Center. He is currently recording at Joey Heredia’s “Groove Studio” working several multi-media projects soon to be released.
 

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