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  • Born in Jerez de la Frontera where he spent his childhood and youth. Through his father, a well known aficionado, he became acquainted with the Flamenco art of Jerez, visiting the Peña Flamenca Tio José de Paula, and listening to the flamencos of Jerez.

    This enabled him to learn and live with various Jerezano artists among them Manuel Soto “Sordera”, Jose Mercé, Fernando de la Morena, José Vargas “El Mono”, helping him to internalise the essence of Flamenco rhythm, absorbing the different styles of traditional Flamenco singing in its original local form in a natural way and in a privileged environment.

    In 2002 he moved to Sevilla where he began his professional career. There he worked as a teacher of flamenco rhythm in various schools such as “Taller Flamenco”, ”Museo del Baile Flamenco de Cristina Hoyos”, ”Flamenco Abierto” (Andrés Marín), ”Asomate” (Manuela Reyes), and in such well-known festivals as Mont de Marsan and Jerez. He was also active as a performer in “Tablaos” including “Las Brujas”,  “Palacio Andaluz”, “Casa de la Memoria”, and in theatre performances alongside many artists: Alejandro Granados, Felipe Mato, Angeles Gabaldón, Chloé Brulé, Marco Vargas, Juan Paredes, La Chocolata, and Carmen Mesa among others.

    During this time he also travelled, as a teacher and performer, in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas.

    In 2011 he moved to Wuerzburg, near Frankfurt, where he now bases his work as a teacher and singer throughout Europe.

    Classes in Compás ( Rhythm ) :

    His classes involve getting to know the different Flamenco styles, their various rhythms and variations, learning the accents, understanding the interaction between the singing and dancing, studying ‘Jaleo’ ( how to say “olé” at the right time), how to use the feet, and the hands ( Palmas )…in short learning the language of Flamenco in a comfortable atmosphere, enjoying the experience.

    Classes in Cante ( Singing ):

    The art of singing Flamenco requires control of the rhythm, studying the different styles and trying always to reflect your personality through the singing.

    To achieve this the singing classes are fundamentally important as they create a base from which we can develop, step by step, growing naturally as performers with the capacity to improvise within the art of Flamenco.