Alfonso Cid and Basilio Georges
FALL 2014 SEPT 4-DEC 4, 2014
ALFONSO WILL BE ON THE ROAD
classes being taught by Basilio Georges.
Basilio is well-versed in many cantes, especially the way they are done for dance. As a musician, he is able to exact the details of floreos (embellishments), and break out a set version of a cante phrase by phrase, so the student learns to sing an authentic version in rhythm.
Visit Basilio's ReverbNation Page to hear music from a career spanning over 40 years. (Tracks are being added every week during Aug. 2014.)
Statement of Artistic Intent and Track Info regarding the mp3s on ReverbNation.
Please note: there has been a small increase in the price for cante and guitar classes (Walk-in will be $22, term packs average $19/class). Palmas and Flamenco Ensemble Classes remain at older rates to encourage multiple enrollment, and larger discounts apply to these courses.
PLEASE READ BOTH RATES/SCHEDULE AND TERMS CAREFULLY
6:30-7:30 pm (Sept 4-Dec 4, 2014, 13 classes)
- impostación flamenco
- vocalizing using exercises to develop flamenco sound and embellishment
- Fall 2014 will concentrate on Tientos and Tangos, and if possible rumba
- There will be a concert at Flamenco Latino Fri 12/5/14
- As part of a new collaboration Flamenco Vivo's Palo Series of workshops on Wed. 6-7:30 pm at their studio, cante students are encouraged to attend with Basilio to work this Fall on Tientos/Tangos to be included in the 12/5 concert
- cantes are demonstrated and lyrics plus mp3s are distributed for study
- students work independently on various cantes and receive 10-15 min. coaching and correction in front of rest of the class
In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers.
Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is
taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is
required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form.
This class programming has been made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and by the Puffin Foundation.
Alfonso was born and raised in Seville. His mother was an amateur singer from Triana, and his grandfather, a flamenco aficionado. Growing up, he attended the activities of the Peña Flamenca Torres-Macarena. Since his arrival in New York in 1997, Alfonso has sung with the companies of Pilar Rioja and Andrea Del Conte, and has performed in prestigious venues such as Town Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Sala Covarrubias in Mexico City, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and the Joyce Theater.
His CD, “Gazpacho Andaluz” was released last year. Alfonso recently studied at the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art in Seville, Spain in July of 2007 with maestros Paco Taranto and the young talent of flamenco singer Rocio Márquez, and will be utilizing many of the techniques these masters have developed when he leads this group class.
Flamenco Latino Studio
250 W. 54th St., Suite 404
New York, NY 10019
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212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.