I am constantly improving my performances with the feedback that clients give me. I've had decades of experience that honed my skills as a performer and as a people person. With honesty and integrity at my side, I intend to bring the most positive, exciting, unforgettable experiences to my clients and their parties.
Our mission is to provide quality entertainment and education to public and private functions, while enriching the lives of our community by uplifting and enlightening the spirits of all whom are involved. In this, we mean to collaborate with groups and entities with similar visions to bring forth prosperity for all.
Ronaldo Baca Bio:
An accomplished performer of Flamenco, Jazz, Classical Guitar, and
the Arabic lute (a.k.a. the Oud), Ronaldo has been playing for New
Mexico audiences for over 30 years at venues such as the National
Hispanic Culture Center of New Mexico, El Rey, Albuquerque
Convention Center, La Posada Hotel, Cafe Broadway, Silk Road, and
the Santa Fe Play House. Outside of New Mexico he has performed
in Hollywood, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Denver, CO; Lawrence,KA;
Amarillo,TX, and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Most recently, he has performed as a soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus at St. Francis Cathedral.
Ronaldo has been a guest artist on several recordings, among them
a Window Records audio tape by poet
Jimmy Santiago Baca, recorded in 1996. He also recorded in Spain
for a CD being produced out of England.
Ronaldo has formed and been a member of several bands and acts, including
Maria Benitez's Second Company, Flamenco del Encanto, Cabaret
Flamenco, Aire Flamenco, Sadaqa, Sci-Fi, Scheherezade/Rajaz,
Fathom, and Swing Magique.
Ronaldo has been studying, composing, teaching, and performing
music for 35 years. He began to study classical guitar at the
age of thirteen under Hector Pimentel. Under the influence of his grandfather, his interests
broadened to include Flamenco. He has studied Flamenco for 26
years under the guidance of Juan Junquera Cortez, Santiago Moreno,
Pedro Cuadra, Chuscales, Pedro Cortez, Roberto Castellon, and Eric
Ronaldo has also become an accomplished Middle Eastern Oud
performer. His Oud teachers consist of well known maestros from both the Arabic and Turkish cultures, namely
Naser Musa, Haig Manoukian, and Necati Celik.
His passion for the art of gypsy music and background in jazz has naturally led to the pursuance of Jazz Manouche. Ronaldo has studied this art form under Samson Schmitt.
Ronaldo pursues Spanish Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz, and Arabic music for their intensity and raw passion. He brings to the music an
aggressive style and an instinctive understanding of its underlying
pathos. For over a year, he studied and lived in Jerez de la Frontera,
Andalucia, Spain, with a Moorish echo in the background, amongst
the true Flamencos of the present day. He was reared amidst a family
devoted to Flamenco, and his familiarity with its form and its culture is
reflected in his passionate performances.