Authentic flamenco guitarist/singer able to perform solo or duo with dancer. Can also provide small groups of 3-4 musicians and dancers. All Flamenco styles including traditional, Rumba/Gipsy Kings, Flamenco with Jazz and Latin flavor.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 130 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Sets of 20-45 minutes. Variety of flamenco moods including up tempo, intense, and easy groove. Instrumentals and vocal numbers. With dancers, authentic costumes, castanets, fan, shawls. Average numbers are 5 minutes.
Basilio Georges is a flamenco guitarist, singer and composer who arrived in NYC in 1974 as a jazz and salsa musician. In 1977, he began studying flamenco. He and his wife Aurora Reyes toured with Jose Molina Bailes Españoles from 1983-85. In Madrid, he honed many accompaniment skills playing for classes of La Tati, Faico, Ciro, and Manolete during the 1980s, and played for many local singers at various flamenco peñas.
From 1987-2000 he composed and arranged pieces for Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo and Andrea Del Conte Danza España. He has collaborated with American Bolero for many years. In NYC, he has accompanied Jesule de Utrera, Juan Siddi, Natalia Meiriño, Antonio Granjero, Sebastian Roman, Jesus el Almendro, Rafael Fajardo, Concha Vargas, Antonio Hildalgo, Elena Andujar and Ivan Vargas.
Basilio and Aurora founded Flamenco Latino, and ran a studio theater for ten years in Midtown Manhattan, offering classes, workshops and performances. Flamenco Latino has produced many unique concerts combining flamenco with tap and jazz, collaborated with Thalia Spanish Theatre, and performed in Knoxville Opera’s “Carmen.”
Basilio’s CDs are “Retrospectiva Vol. 1: It’s About Damn Time,” and “Cante Flamenco En Nueva York,” with Luis Vargas.
Additional Booking Notes
Guitarist and dancers can travel by public transportation with compact sound equipment. If hiring dancers, a wooden surface of at least 8' W x 4' D is necessary. Dancing on tiles is possible, but sound of footwork is very limited. Slippery surfaces are bad. Any hard surface mounted over cement is bad for the dancers' knees. Carpeting is not possible for flamenco dance.
Fandangos de Huelva
Solea por bulerias
La Vida Es Una Rutina
Pan y Queso
Noche de Ronda
La Negra Tomasa
Acercando Medianoche (Round Midnight)
Other numbers in English with flamenco flavor (with 4 piece group)
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Stop in the Name of Love
I Feel Good
Influences & Inspiration
Moraito Chico, Paco de Lucia, Gipsy Kings, Los Chunguitos, El Capullo de Jerez, Cante from Jerez and Sevilla, Remedios Amaya, Esperanza Fernandez. In addition to flamenco, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Cachao, Kenny Burrell, Elmore James, Muddy Waters.
Can bring mixer and mics to plug into house sound
Outlet near performing area
Chairs without arms for performers
Dressing room for dancers
Dance performing area minimum 8' W x 4' D, larger better
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