Carlos Piñana came onto my radar early when we were first envisioning FlamencoAustin.  In fact, it was this video that grabbed me!


For our show on May 16th, he’s bringing with him a second guitarist, a dancer, and percussionist.  Get tickets online here or call 512-474-LONG.

Remember the pre-show flamenco party with free tapas and amazing music and dance by Austin’s Pilar Andújar starts at 6:30.  Carlos begins in Dell Hall at 8.  Also at 6:30 is an amazing authentic Spanish dinner served by Chef Maria Candil (menu and more here).

Carlos belongs to a family of great flamenco tradition, he is the grandson of Antonio Piñana, patriarch of the “cantes mineros” and his father is the well-known guitarist Antonio Piñana.  Carlos lived and breathed flamenco since childhood – and it shows!

Carlos studied both classical and flamenco guitar at the Conservatory of Music in Cartagena – and won a number of competitions during his students years.  One of the things that has captivated me about his style – and his Body and Soul concept he’ll bring us on the 16th – is that it seems he has joined together his deep traditional flamenco upbringing with his gift for composition and classical form.  The result is fabulous!

With five CDs, and worldwide performances in amazing places like Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich, Hannover, Stockholm, Dublin, Lausanne, Naples, Milan, Tehran, Cairo, Tokyo, Moscow, Casablanca, Lisbon, and Tunis – to name just a few – we are in for an amazing journey on May 16th and I hope to share it with you!