Alfonso Cid

Spanish Flamenco singer Alfonso Mogaburo Cid performs with Flamenco companies across the United States of America, Canada, and Spain. He released his first CD entitled “Flamenco de vuelta e ida” in 2006 with his own Flamenco fusion project “Gazpacho Andalú.” Also, he can be heard in recordings by popular Latin artist Romeo Santos, with whom Alfonso has performed with on tours of Latin America, Europe, and the U.S.A. In partnership with Carlota Santa Flamenco Vivo, Alfonso produced in 2010 a didactic program for educators entitled “La música flamenca” for the Lincoln Center Institute in New York. Alfonso joined forces with the conductor and mandolin virtuoso Tom Cohen as part of the Festival Sefarad in November of 2011. He had the honor of sharing the stage with the great Judeo-Moroccan singer Rabbi Haim Louk and the Al-Andalus Orchestra of Montreal. He has explored the Arabic roots of flamenco music as a member of the Arabic-Flamenco fusion band New Andalusia directed by professor and scholar Taoufiq Ben Amor, performing with the band at Alwan Arabic Culture Center as well as York University in Toronto, Canada. Alfonso performed at the 92 Y with singer songwriter and peace activist David Broza; Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, Town Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Sala Covarrubias in Mexico City to name a few. Alfonso formally studied music at the Seville Conservatory and Flamenco at the Cristina Heeren Foundation in Seville. His mother, an amateur singer from Triana, a Flamenco enclave in Seville, and his grandfather, an aficionado of Flamenco were his earliest influences.