Miguelito's Photo Diary
August 16, 2004 - August 25, 2004
Cafe Bonaparte August 25, 2004
Business has been good so far: the show is attracting a lot of people. The last two times, since I had my guitar with me, I joined Behzad and Gerard for the last set just for fun. Congrats to Behzad for setting up this gig. It's about time we brought flamenco to Georgetown again!
Behzad Habibzai and Gerard Moreno taking a break between sets at Cafe Bonaparte. August 25, 2004 9:00pm
Cafe Citron August 23, 2004
All of my weekly shows are special in one way or another. For me, the Monday night show at Cafe Citron is a great way to start off the week with a bang.
Besides having the pleasure of performing with both a singer and a dancer (the only show in DC with a singer, by the way), the younger crowd and lively ambience make it feel more like a party more than a performance. Almost every week, we invite members of the audience to come up and dance Sevillanas.
Miguelito and his PR manager, Madiha Tariq. Cool new glasses, yes or no? :) August 23, 2004 8:55pm (photo by Liliane)
Ivana, Gisele, Liliane and Madiha sitting at the front row table. August 23, 2004 9:24pm
We have some Spaniard members of the audience dancing Sevillanas on our stage. It's rare for us to actually have Spaniards on this tablao! August 23, 2004 9:28pm (photo by Liliane)
August 23, 2004 9:29pm (photo by Liliane)
August 23, 2004 9:30pm (photo by Liliane)
Lately, we've been packing Cafe Citron with so many people they have to stand outside the door to see the show!
TIP: while we love the moral support of a large enthusiastic crowd, it doesn't help business-wise if you turn around and leave after the show. You can give better support by buying drinks and food too, please--at least buy one drink. We give a good show, but if business is bad, the show eventually gets cancelled. You wouldn't want that now would you? ;) August 23, 2004 9:38pm (photo by Liliane)
See what I mean? It's like a house party. I love it! August 23, 2004 9:33pm (photo by Liliane)
Carlton, Miguelito and Gerard. August 23, 2004 9:41pm (photo by Liliane)
August 23, 2004 9:45pm (photo by Liliane)
Monday night regulars Jose Oretea (singer from Duende Camaron) and Maynol. August 23, 2004 11:07pm
Miguelito with more Monday night regulars: Madiha, Gisele, Liliane and Ivana. I publish pictures of regulars to show my appreciation for their support. Yeah, we artists do the performing, but the regulars are making the show possible by buying drinks and food and filling up the place. Flamenco is art, but business is still business! Thank you ladies! August 23, 2004 11:17pm (photo by Maynol)
Sean doing palmas while Jose plays guitar. August 24, 2004 12:39am
August 24, 2004 12:45am
Festival Hispano in Millsboro, Delaware August 22, 2004
Despite all the rain we've been having, Mother Nature was very generous this past Sunday when she gave us sunny weather for the Festival Hispano in Millsboro, Delaware. The weather was gorgeous. I only wished we could have squeezed in a few hours at the beach.
Still...for me it was a special day because I was accompanying one of my favorite dancers who's also a very close friend: Micaela Moreno. Unfortunately for me, she lives way out in Delaware.
Photos courtesy of R.J. Uebersezig.
Micaela Moreno, Jason Vera y Aragon and Marta Chico Martin. August 22, 2004
R.J. Uebersezig and Miguelito. Behind us is the stage where the performance took place. August 22, 2004
August 22, 2004
Ayman Fanous at Jammin Java August 17, 2004
Stick player Greg Howard with Richmond-based guitarist Ayman Fanous at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia. August 17, 2004 (photo courtesy of Ayman Fanous)
Cafe Citron August 16, 2004
This past Monday at Cafe Citron was also a farewell party for my friend, dancer/teacher Kayoko Iwamoto, who is moving back to Japan this weekend.
Kayoko and friends at the best table in the house---next to the tablao. August 16, 2004
Philllip (a fellow filipino), Caroline, Madiha and Miguelito. August 16, 2004
Madiha is one of my best PR people. Everytime she's come to my show, she's always brought along some new friends. Jokingly I promised her I'd buy her a drink for each new friend she brings. So she writes: "wow... then I should get ready to become an alcoholic... hehehehe"
Sara Jerez, Victoriano Martin, Linette and Elissa. August 16, 2004
Miguelito and Gerard tuning up before the show. August 16, 2004 (photo by Victor)
Sara and Kayoko dancing Sevillanas. August 16, 2004 (photo by Victor)
(photo by Victor) August 16, 2004
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A very attentive crowd enjoying our show. August 16, 2004
Regulars Diana and Lisa. August 16, 2004
Miguelito, Madiha and Jose. August 16, 2004
Kayoko and Miguelito. August 16, 2004
Miguelito and Marina. Although she's been a regular here at Citron, Marina will be moving away to California later this month. We'll miss you Marina! August 16, 2004
Victor and a fellow Spaniard, Jenifer Jaketic. August 16, 2004
Jenifer Jaketic and friends. August 16, 2004
Marina and Sara dancing Sevillanas. August 16, 2004
For a Monday night, we really pack the place with people! August 16, 2004
Sharing and intense flamenco moment with Jose. August 16, 2004
Kayoko and Sara. August 16, 2004
Kayoko and Miguelito. This poster commemorates one of the annual recitals featuring Kayoko's dance students and friends. Kayoko presented it to me as a gift. On behalf of the DC flamenco community, thank you for everything! Good luck in Japan!
Photos taken with the Olympus Stylus 300 Digital Camera
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