Jani, Gerard Moreno, Ian McClain and Claudia at Cafe Citron. November 26, 2007
It's 8:12pm on Thursday as I type these words. It's my night off, but I have plans: going to see some of my belly dancer friends perform around 10:00pm at Palace of Wonders near Union Station. But I thought I'd just spend a few minutes publishing some pics from Monday night.
My friend Jani showed up and he agreed to take pics for me again. Thanks Jani! Thing is that I had my camera manually set on "slow-sync flash" mode and I didn't warn him about it. So a lot of the pics are blurry but very warm and colorful. Some of them do look pretty cool, anyway, even psychedelic.
I'm about to head out into night. So enjoy the pics...
Miguelito playing soleá at Las Tapas. November 27, 2007 9:09pm (photo by Hector Márquez)
It's around 1:30am on Thursday as I type these words. It was my night off yesterday (Wednesday) so I ended up hanging out with some friends. Didn't talk about flamenco the whole night---well OK, we did play guitar a little bit back at my friend's apartment, but only a little. And as much as I love flamenco, I gotta take a break every now and then, even if it's only one day. It was a nice short break, but now I'm back home with a backlog of blog entries to catch up on, so here we go...
Last Tuesday I performed as usual at Las Tapas in Old Town Alexandria and had the privilege of sharing the stage with dancers Edwin Aparicio, Norberto Chamizo (based in Madrid) and singer Carlton Ashton. It's not very often that we have an all-male cast, hence the title of today's entry is "Men of Flamenco at Las Tapas." (And no, we didn't do Sevillanas.)
My friend Hector Márquez gladly volunteered to be my photographer for the evening. Thanks Hector! Enjoy the pics...
Estela Velez, Daniel and Jennifer rehearsing at Joy of Motion studios in Friendship Heights. November 25, 2007 3:30pm
Would you believe it's around 4:00am as I type these words? Come to think of it, I guess it's not that unusual for someone like me to be up this late. I got home around 1:30am last night after hanging out at Ozio supporting my fellow musician friends in the rumba group Duende Camarón. And since I was feeling inspired, I decided to stay up and edit photos from the Furia Flamenca rehearsal last Sunday afternoon. Check 'em out...
Pam and Jason dancing Sevillanas at Tapeo. November 24, 2007 9:12pm (photo by Jani)
It's around 4:00pm on Monday as I type these words. Aw man...it's already dark outside! So I better finish this blog up quickly and get out of the house and enjoy what's left of the day before heading to my gig at Cafe Citron.
Anywayz, this past weekend, I had the pleasure of performing with New York-based dancer Ricky Santiago. Not that he came down solely to join us at Cabanas and Tapeo. Hehe. No, he was actually in the DC area to rehearse for an upcoming Edwin Aparicio production. I was fortunate enough to snag him for a couple of tablao gigs. Here are the pics. Enjoy!
Ricardo Santiago and Pamela de Ocampo at Las Tapas. November 20, 2007 8:55pm (photo by Brian Weik)
It's 3:11am on Wednesday as I type these words. Another one of those nights where I didn't intend to stay out late but ended up doing it anyway. Hehe. It was fun so it was worth it. Wow, can you believe that this is the third consecutive day in the row that I actually published a blog entry? I'm pretty proud of myself. Hehe.
So last night (Tuesday) I was performing at Las Tapas as usual. The dancers were Pamela de Ocampo and Ricardo Santiago (who had just arrived from New York a few hours earlier). It's always a blast with Pamela, but I wasn't expecting to see Ricardo walk in the door, so it was a very pleasant surprise for me when he did. Awesome dancer.
My guitarist friend Brian Weik showed up for our performance so naturally I recruited him to be my official photographer for the evening. Enjoy the pics!