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 20 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.
Ronaldo has been a guest artist on several recordings, among them
Devil Dog Road, a Psychic Sparkplugs CD recorded in 1995 by the
band Liar, and Hard Steps, 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, including
Maria Benitez's Second Company, Flamenco del Encanto, Cabaret
Flamenco, Aire Flamenco, Sadaqa, Sci-Fi, Scheherezade/Rajaz, and
Ronaldo has been studying, composing, teaching, and performing
music for twenty-three years. He began to study classical guitar at the
age of thirteen under Hector Pimentel. Then, he was a soloist for three
years in Satin Nights, a high school jazz band where he played both
guitar and bass. Under the influence of his grandfather, his interests
broadened to include Flamenco. He has studied Flamenco for twelve
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 love for Flamenco has greatly influenced this. Without
the Arabic Oud, Flamenco guitars would have never existed. This is
why is comes so natural to him. His Oud teachers consist of well
known maestros from both the Arabic and Turkish cultures, namely
Naser Musa, Haig Manoukian, and Necati Celik.
Ronaldo pursues Spanish Flamenco and Arabic music particulary
because of 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.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Allegro in E MinorMauro Giuliani
Capricio ArabeFrancisco Tarrega
El ColibríJulio S. Sagreras
Jesu, Joy of Mans DesireJ. S. Bach
Prelude (BWV 999)J. S. Bach
Prelude from Cello SuiteJ. S. Bach
Study in AMatteo Carcassi
Study in FFerdinando Carulli
Vals Venezolano No. 3Antonio Lauro
Classical GasMason Williams
Tico-Tico No FubáZequinha de Abreu
CorcovadoAntonio Carlos Jobim
Here Comes the SunThe Beatles
These Boots Are Made for WalkinLee Hazlewood
Led Zeppelin medleyLed Zeppelin (Arranged by Ronaldo)
Paco de Lucia, Andres Segovia, Gerardo Nunez, John Williams, Moraito Chico, Elliot Fisk, La Parrilla de Jerez, Julian Bream, Gypsy Kings, Paco Pena, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Santana.
Wedding in Santa Fe, NM on 11/15/2008
"Ronaldo played for our wedding reception and he was amazing!! A complete professional with exceptional talent. He would be an amazing addition to any event! "
- Brooke B.
Wedding Ceremony in Albuquerque, NM on 05/30/2009
"Ronaldo performed for our wedding this past Saturday, his music made our ceremony beautiful. He did an awesome job, we couldn't have asked for more!"
- Angelique O.
Wedding in Algodones, NM on 06/27/2009
"Ronaldo was excellent, very professional. He was very patient and accommodating, with the family, and guests, and delighted everyone with his guitar playing.
Will definitely recommend to friends, and will hire again if I have a need for a kickass guitarist."
- Benjamin R.
Wedding Ceremony in Albuquerque, NM on 05/16/2009
"Ronaldo was a true professional and VERY accommodating. We had a last minute change of venue (due to weather) and he graciously made the extra drive to be there on time. Additionally, he agreed to perform the musical accompaniment for a song that one of our guests sang. This was also rather impromptu. The duo was a really touching moment, and many many guests complimented us on his performance. I would highly recommend him, he's one of the best! "
- Chad P.
Celebration in Albuquerque, NM on 06/19/2009
"Renaldo is the consumate professional. His music filled the air with sounds that all the guests (55people)and the staff at the venue. The addition of Renaldo to our gathering was truly exceptional. One of my guests was has a masters degree in music and he complimented Renaldo on his very fine expertise. If any of you, that read this short message, would aspire to have a talented classic guitarist perform for your event; his name is "Renaldo Baca"
Fantastic job Renaldo and again thank you very much!
- Daniel R.
Graduation Party in Albuquerque, NM on 05/17/2009
"Ronaldo Baca is an excellent artist/performer. Everyone enjoyed his music. He was not allowed to use his P.A. system at the restaurant so by using only his amp some guests couldn't hear his music as well as the guests at closer range, plus there were 2 small waterfalls on. The party was perfect and Ronaldo Baca definitely made it that much better. My son, the graduate, totally enjoyed his performance. I'm glad I was able to book him, and I hope to hear his exquisite guitar again."
- Merlinda S.
Event in Santa Fe, NM on 04/26/2013
"Excellent talent, very professional and accommodating, on time and he even included singing! "
- Lauren C.
Wedding Ceremony in Taos, NM on 09/29/2012
"Ronaldo was easy to get in touch with and had several good song suggestions for our wedding ceremony. He was prompt and professional, and of course very talented. Highly recommend!"
In addition to Santa Fe, Ronaldo Baca will also travel to Espanola, Truchas, Glorieta, Lamy, Los Alamos, Cerrillos, Pecos, Tererro, Cochiti Pueblo, Cochiti Lake, Pena Blanca, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Santa Cruz, Tesuque, Ilfeld, Chimayo, Alcalde, San Juan Pueblo, Montezuma, San Jose, Hernandez, San Miguel, Stanley, Medanales, Ribera, Embudo, Cordova, Ledoux, Canones, Bernalillo
and many other locations in and around the Santa Fe area.
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