Jose Valle Fajardo “Chuscales” is a native of Antequera, Spain, and he grew up in a traditional Gypsy family well known for its professional musicians and dancers. His grandmother was among those who lived in the caves of Sacromonte, where he learned Flamenco the rhythm and guitar. Chuscales began guitar lessons at age six under the instruction of his uncle Joaquín Fajardo as well as Maestro Agustinillo, but he began his professional career as a dancer, which he says helps him accompany dancers, because he understands the movement vocabulary of the art form. Chuscales’ long list of recordings include his own albums, “Soul Encounters” (1999), “Midnight in Madrid” (2001), and “Chuscales” (2007). He appeared in films “Camelamos Nauerar” (1976), “Gypsy Heart” (1998), “Flamenco Passion & Soul” (1999), “Viaje Al Duende” (2009),”The Spanish Table” (2010) and “El Payo” (2010), “Españoles en el mundo – Nuevo Mexico”(2013). Chuscales received the Dora More Award for outstanding sound design/composition (2010, 2009 & 2007) and the Isadora Duncan Awards, for composition, arrangement, and direction (2011 & 1997).