Jose Tanaka And Gabriel Osuna
Gabriel Lautaro Osuna, born to a family of artists and musicians in New
Mexico, began singing hymns and laments as a child in his mountain
village. He later pursued the study and performance of flamenco guitar in
Spain and abroad. Chuscales, El Viejin, Pedro Cuadra, Ramon Jimenez, Rafael Habichuela, El Entri, Juan Maya Marote, David Marin and Miguel Angel Cortez are some of his most influential mentors. He has worked with vocal artists such as Angelita Agujetas, Jose Fernandez, El Rubio De Pruna, Israel Fernandez, Curro Albaicín, Haroun Teboul, Jesus Montoya , Vicente Griego (El Cartucho), Alfonso Gabarri (El Veneno), Mamak Khadem and Florence Riggs. He has collaborated on numerous studio recordings and is featured on Dezeo, a Ladino album by Consuelo Luz. He has performed at the “World Expo” in Hannover, Germany, and at the “Saint-Florent-le-Vieil Les Orientales” Festival in France. Osuna has presented his music in theaters and in“Tablaos” (small flamenco cabarets) including a season at the gypsy caves in Granada. Locally, he has performed in community centers, schools, rest homes, prisons and at humanitarian events. He participates regularly in the famed “Festival Flamenco Internacionál” in Albuquerque New Mexico. In 2010 Gabriel played the father of Mario in the world premiere of the opera "Il Postino" where he had the honor and privilege of working under the legendary Placido Domingo and the beloved Mexican composer, Daniel Catán. Currently Gabriel resides and performs in the Los Angeles area with the musical group"Encuentro".