“Carlos Alberto: The Romance of Flamenco
You can call Carlos Alberto Calabrese a tumbleweed in the wind. Born in Buenos Aires, Calabrese, who
You can call Carlos Alberto Calabrese a tumbleweed in the wind. Born in Buenos Aires, Calabrese, who will play Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24 at Blue Sky Vineyard and Winery, has lived and toured in different areas, including Canada, Southern Illinois, Arizona, and Ohio. That kind of liberty is similar to his music and writing. His songwriting is spontaneous and, for the most part, unplanned.
“I don’t sit down and write my songs,” he said. “I’ll be going about my business and hear a tune in my head. I keep listening to that tune over and over, and the song just starts coming to me. Before the song is even completed, I’m ready to get into the studio and record it.””
“February 14, 2013 9:00 am • VINCE HOFFARD | COUNTRY SCENE(0)
No date on the calendar conjures up more romantic images than Valentine’s Day.
There are mountains of red roses to be distributed, rivers of heart-shaped boxes of gourmet chocolates to be devoured and a gold mine full of jewelry to adorn your sweetheart. Flowers, candy and precious metals are the three standards for this lover’s holiday.
However, the true Rico Suave will put a little more thought into the giving process. And after thoroughly researching all options, he may find the most sizzling option be a performance by Carlos Alberto.
Born in Argentina, Alberto has mastered a musical style known as Flamenco, which is a vocal mixed with a blend of special chord progressions played on classical Spanish guitar. Frequently, hand clapping is often thrown into the mix.
“I play a fusion of Flamenco, or a contemporary Flamenco. There are definite elements of the old sound, but I play it with more of a pop feel.”
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