Before she spoke, Silvia Reina was already singing. “This girl has a lot of compás”, her father used to say when she was a child following the bulerías of Camarón. And it has. She is a flamenco singer. This is hardly surprising, if we look at his family tree. Descendant of singers from the neighbourhood of San Miguel, Jerez de la Frontera, and Triana (Seville). A genetic inheritance that allows this young Sevillian to perform bulerías with such ease.
Although she graduated in Social Work and worked as a social worker, a decade ago she decided to train and dedicate herself to flamenco professionally. For her, Fernando Rodríguez has been key in her training and artistic career. Winner and finalist of several flamenco singing competitions, Silvia combines her daily work at the Tablao El Palacio Andaluz with her work as a composer. She also gives singing classes at the school she runs, together with her partner, in Mairena del Aljarafe.
She admires artists such as Fernanda and Bernarda, La Paquera de Jerez, Marelu de Badajoz, Porrina, Camarón, El Niño de la Huerta and La Niña de los Peines. She dreams of sharing the stage with Farruquito and has had the opportunity to perform with Gualberto García, who collaborated with Camarón, and sing the ‘Nana del Caballo Grande’, which was a very important experience for her.
He has sung for the royal family of Bahrain; he has taught at an important school in Finland, which often hosts leading artists and flamenco professionals; and he has performed on stages in different countries.
Keep learning and working every day. Flamenco is everything to her and she has no words to explain what “I feel when I sing”. Artist with a clean voice and a wide and high attitude. She is said to be an “elegant and wild” singer.
Deeply in love with flamenco, which she respects above all else, when she goes on stage she gives her all. She “sings and feels”. Transmits. You don’t have to imagine Silvia Reina, you have to see her sing. You can do so in the flamenco show at El Palacio Andaluz.
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