The town hall of Estepona has announced that a large number of artists will take part in the free flamenco show that will take place on Tuesday August 31 at 9:30 p.m. in Calle Villa , in the heart of the historic center.
The group, clearly from Malaga, will be formed by singers Chelo Soto and José Manuel Fernández, and dancers Ana Fernández and Antonio Trujillo, accompanied by guitarist José Fernández and flautist and saxophonist Agustín Carrillo, who will take a journey through the main styles flamenco art, intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco, as indicated by the town hall in a press release.
Consuelo Soto Robles, flamenco singer, known as Chelo Soto, born in Malaga, has demonstrated her great talent on many national and international stages. She is currently a member of Joaquín Cortés’ flamenco company and has also performed with artists such as Antonio Carmona, José Suarez ‘El Paquete’ and El Negri.
José Manuel Fernández was born in Cártama in 1984. He came from a branch of artists of the stature of Miguel El Rubio, Joaquín El Canastero, Juan and Pepe Habichuela. He has participated in numerous flamenco shows and has worked in numerous tablaos and flamenco clubs, as well as in different festivals, both in Spain and abroad. He has worked with artists such as Antonio Canales, El Güito, La Farruca, Joaquín Ruiz, El Grilo, Raquel La Repompa and Carmen González, among others.
For her part, Ana Fernández, originally from Malaga, started at the age of eight at the Professional Dance Conservatory of Malaga. In addition to participating in the Circuito de Peñas Flamencas and touring abroad, since 2014 she has worked as a dance teacher at the CPD in Granada and Cadiz, combining different performances in tablaos, flamenco clubs and festivals.
Antonio Trujillo started in Los Coros y Danzas de Málaga, touring Spain with choreographies of Malagueñas, Verdiales and national folk dances. At the age of nine he entered the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático y Danza Española de Málaga, and at the age of 12 he entered the Academia de Flamenco de Luci Montes, being part of the flamenco group Jara, with which he tours in several countries.
After years of studying in Jerez and working in Madrid, on his return to Malaga he took up residence in Estepona, founding the Escuela de Danza Española Antonio Trujillo, and joined the Compañía Flamenca Solera de Jerez, performing in various shows. He recently toured internationally with his flamenco troupe.
José Fernández, originally from Estepona, has accompanied with his guitar great flamenco singers like Chano Lobato, Naranjito de Triana and José Mercé, and dancers like Antonio Canales, José Ruiz and Rocío Molina, among others. He has participated in several editions of the Biennial of Flamenco in Malaga and has performed in important theaters in Andalusia, as well as touring all over the world. Since 2009 he has been teaching at the Peña Flamenca Guitar School in Estepona.
Finally, flautist and saxophonist Agustín Carrillo has been a professional musician since the age of 19. Since 1992 he has been working as a music teacher in secondary schools. He has accompanied, live or on recordings, personalities of the caliber of El Chino de Málaga, Manzanita, Remedios Amaya, Tomatito or Camarón, touring all over Spain, as well as tours and concerts in Germany, France, Belgium and Japan, among others. For more than 20 years (1994-2015) he was a member of the legendary Tabletón group from Malaga, and for five years he has been part of the Chambao, Jarrillo lata and Lin Cortés group.