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Ronaldo Baca

Classical Acoustic Guitar from Santa Fe, NM - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $3000 per event
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
Fathom.

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
Patternson.

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.
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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!

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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!

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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.

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2016
Jun
4
Wedding Ceremony
Santa Fe, NM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
May
3
Corporate Function
Santa Fe, NM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Oct
20
Fundraiser
Santa Fe, FL
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Oct
9
Wedding Ceremony
Albuquerque, NM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Sep
6
Celebration
Santa Fe, NM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Jun
11
Wedding Reception
Santa Fe, NM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Romanza
Anonymous
Allegro in E Minor
Mauro Giuliani
Capricio Arabe
Francisco Tarrega
El Colibrí
Julio S. Sagreras
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desire
J. S. Bach
Prelude (BWV 999)
J. S. Bach
Prelude from Cello Suite
J. S. Bach
Study in A
Matteo Carcassi
Study in F
Ferdinando Carulli
Vals Venezolano No. 3
Antonio Lauro
Classical Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Flamenco Acoustic Guitar
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Conventions
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Halloween Parties
Meetings
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
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Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note 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.
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