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Nueva York Flamenco City & Paloma Ríos$20
Nueva York Flamenco City & Paloma Ríos
Presented by Terraza 7
Saturday, May 20th, 2023 at 10:00 pm.
$20: Cover at Mezzanine.
Paloma Ríos / Bailaora
Pedro Cortés / Guitar
Alfonso Cid / Cantaor; Flute, and musical director
About Paloma Ríos:
Paloma was born in Santa Barbara, California where her love of Flamenco began. There she served as cultural ambassador to the city before moving to Spain for a year to study with countless masters, and upon her return started the Paloma Ríos School of Flamenco. Paloma was featured as a subject in Kumpanía, a documentary about Flamenco in Los Angeles. She currently lives in New York City, where she has taught at Mark Morris Dance Center, and is currently performing independently under Paloma Flamenca.
About Pedro Cortés:
Pedro comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has premiered his work En la oscuridad de las minas at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, he had works premiered by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. He has two books on Flamenco, El Dron del Faraon and Cruzando el Charco, published by the American Institute of Guitar.
Cortes, was commissioned by the Cohen Brothers to compose music for the film Paris Je T’Aime. He also wrote music for a childrens program on HBO called Fairy tale for Every Child.
He has toured with Jose Greco and Maria Benitez, La Conja and has performed with such artists as Farrucita, La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, Manolete and the late Lola Flores. He has been guest artist with the St. Louis Opera and the New York Grand Opera, and has been commissioned by and performed as Musical Director with the Guthrie Theater In Garcia Lorcas BODAS DE SANGRE.
Mr. Cortes is artistic director of his own Flamenco group, and also Musical Director of Palo Seco. Cortes is a third generation Flamenco guitarists and uses the experience passed down to him by his family to maintain the purity of Flamenco while creating new compositions.
About Alfonso Mogaburo Cid:
Alfonso was born and raised in Sevilla, the heartland of flamenco music. He also had the opportunity of attending the activities of one of the most significant flamenco clubs in Andalusia, the Peña Flamenca Torres-Macarena in Seville. Alfonso has toured extensively throughout the USA, Latin America, Israel and Europe, and has just toured Spain last February of 2018 with the Jazz/Flamenco band the New York Bojaira Project by pianist Jesús Hernández from Granada, Spain.