Alfonso Cid (Cantaor/Flute/Original Music) Alfonso was born and raised in Seville, the heartland of flamenco music. His mother, an amateur singer from Triana, a flamenco enclave in Seville, and his grandfather, an aficionado of flamenco, were his earliest influences. Alfonso enrolled at the Seville Conservatory in 1990 to study flute and music theory. He also was awarded two scholarships to attend the classes at the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art in July of 2007 and 2008 in Seville, Spain. There he studied with maestro Paco Taranto and the new and upcoming talents of Rocío Márquez and Elena Morales. In 1997 Alfonso moved to the United States and since then has been based in New York City. He had the honor of recording backing vocals in the song titled “Mi Santa” on the album Formula Vol. 1 by popular Latin artist Romeo Santos in which the great flamenco guitarist Tomatito was a featured guest artist. Alfonso has traveled around the world introducing flamenco to thousands of people. In 2011, he performed with singer songwriter and peace activist David Broza in his annual December 24th performance at the 92Y in New York City. He has also had the opportunity of performing at the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival, Joe’s Pub and Town Hall in New York City, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Massachusetts), as well as London’s Royal Albert Hall and Sala Covarrubias in Mexico City with flamenco dancer Pilar Rioja. He teaches flamenco singing in group classes as well as privately and also lectures on flamenco music and history. He released the debut album of his Spanish Indie Rock project “Dientes de Caramelo” titled Pulpo (Octopus) in March of 2012 as well as three new singles throughout the summer of 2015.