I am a Flamenco guitarist with 24+ years of experience performing a repertoire of traditional and modern music. I perform as a soloist or as accompanist. I perform traditional flamenco and some classical guitar music. I can organize a traditional and spectacular Flamenco music and dance performance with some of the best artists around! Available for concerts, parties, and weddings.
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
I can provide several options depending on your budget and upon your needs.
I can provide solo guitar "background" music for your event. In general I play 1 to 3 sets with 15 minute breaks every hour. I perform mostly traditional flamenco guitar music. I also play Classical and Spanish guitar music.
I can also organize a "cuadro" which is a traditional flamenco ensemble consisting of guitarist, vocalist, and two dancers. This ensemble is very dynamic and intense. This is best in small doses. Two 30-45 minute sets at the most are sufficient. People get over stimulated at a party and don't have the attention span to engage in such a performance more than that. If more music is needed the musicians can perform solo set as well.
Gopal Slavonic trained at the prestigious 'Fundacion de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren' in Sevilla, Spain where he studied intensively with leading flamenco guitarists Miguel Angel Cortez, Jose Postigo, Antonio Carmona, Eduardo Rebollar, Jose Galvez, Steve Kahn, Juan del Gastor, and Tino Van Der Sman.
In his 23 years of dedication to flamenco guitar, Gopal Slavonic has returned to Spain to further his studies several times, most frequently to Jerez de la Frontera.
In 2008, Gopal Slavonic released his CD 'Dos Orillas' and is the featured guitarist for Northern California's Flamenco del Oro. Gopal currently lives in Oakland, California regularly performing as an accompanist and soloist and teaching flamenco guitar.
Past Booked Events
|December 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
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