Natalia Monteleon’s Arte Flamenco at Cinco de Mayo Fest in Baltimore

Arte Flamenco dancers Terrie and Mark in Tangos de Malaga

Arte Flamenco dancers Terrie and Mark in Tangos de Málaga. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

It’s 6pm on Wednesday as I type these words. Did a school show this morning at La Tasca Rockville and now I’m here in Alexandria at my favorite cafe catching up on email before heading to my gig at Las Tapas.

Since the closing of Plaza del Sol, my former Saturday night gig for a year-and-a-half, I still haven’t found a replacement gig yet. Fortunately, I’ve had a quite a few calls for one-time private gigs and performances with local dance companies like Natalia Monteleón’s Arte Flamenco.

So this past Sunday, Arte Flamenco performed at Baltimore’s “oldest and finest” Cinco de Mayo festival hosted by Education Based Latino Outreach. Yours truly was the guitarist accompanying singer/dancer Claudia Román and members of the dance company.

My longtime photographer friend Stan Peters came out to show his support and graciously offered to photograph our performance. Here is a small selection of photos. Enjoy!

Yanira in Fandangos de Huelva

Yanira in Fandangos de Huelva. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Arte Flamenco director Natalia Monteleon in Fandangos de Huelva

Arte Flamenco director Natalia Monteleón in Fandangos de Huelva. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Terrie and Mark in Tangos de Malaga

Terrie and Mark in Tangos de Málaga. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Natasha in Tientos/Tangos

Natasha in Tientos/Tangos. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Rebecca, Yanira and Francisca in Guajiras

Rebecca, Yanira and Francisca in Guajiras. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Rebecca, Natasha, Yanira and Francisca in Guajiras

Rebecca, Natasha, Yanira and Francisca in Guajiras. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Claudia Roman in Solea por Buleria

Claudia Román in Soleá por Bulería. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Yanira, Terrie, Francisca and Mark in Solea

Yanira, Terrie, Francisca and Mark in Soleá. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Rebecca, Yanira, Terrie, Natasha and Terrie in Solea

Rebecca, Yanira, Terrie, Natasha and Terrie in Soleá. May 5, 2013 (Photo by Stan Peters)

Arte Flamenco’s upcoming performances:
Saturday June 1, 2013 8pm
13th Annual Recital at Slayton House in Columbia, Maryland. More info

Sunday June 2, 2013
Centro Español de Washington’s Feria de Sevilla at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland. More info.