Flamenco

Flamenco goosebumps: Buika at Herbst Theater

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Large portions of my life have been chronicled by music. Chopin waltzes from when I was starting to learn piano, Iron and Wine from my college Seattle days, and this summer, Spanish flamenco singer Buika. Sam Love and I have had her music playing literally non-stop, whether it’s while we’re editing photos, having dinner parties with friends, or driving north to Point Reyes for a hike. We’re totally addicted.Read more »

Charo talks flamenco guitar, San Francisco, and bulls

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Unfortunately, Charo had to cancel all of her Yoshi's shows this weekend due to illness. We enjoyed the conversation so thoroughly, we're publishing it anyways. Get well soon Charo. 

Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza. Charo. Cha-rrr-o (roll those Rs). The name brings to mind glittering sequined bodysuits, impossibly high hair, flashes of iconic moments sitting across from Johnny Carson or arms hooked with Dean Martin in the 1970s, and the perplexing catchphrase that made it into our shared lexicon: cuchi-cuchi. Read more »

Telegenic Band Check: Daniel Fries

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SFBG videographer Ariel Soto-Suver met up with local flamenco guitar player Daniel Fries at Dolores Park for some serious plucking while dreaming of Spain.