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Flamenco at the Franklin Station Cafe

by Robert Abrams
March 10, 2006
Franklin Station Cafe
222 West Broadway
(Between Varick St & W Broadway)
Reservations
Take the #1 train to Franklin St
New York, NY 10013
212-274-8525

Flamenco at the Franklin Station Cafe

FRANKLIN STATION CAFÉ
222 West Broadway
Between Varick St & W Broadway
Tribeca, Manhattan
Reservations 212-274-8525
Take the #1 train to Franklin St

Robert Abrams
March 10, 2006

Barbara Martinez, singer/dancer, Carlos Revollar, guitarist, and Maria Benjumeda, singer, performed a Flamenco show at the Franklin Station Café in New York City. Maria sings with gusto and has a very expressive mouth. It was a shame it was hidden behind the mike. She could show herself off to better advantage with one of those headset mikes. The restaurant has a very small stage, but Barbara and her dancing filled it with passion. Carlos delivered evocative music to support the dancing and singing. The music was Flamenco at its most basic: just a guitar and palmas (clapping). It just went to show that you don't necessarily need a Peruvian beat box or any other instruments to produce good Flamenco music. The restaurant specializes in Malaysian food, which was very good and very spicy. The Flamenco show happens every second Friday of the month. There are 8 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm shows. There is no cover charge. The Franklin Station Café doesn't have a lot of seats, so make sure to make a reservation. There was only one problem with the show: it was too short. Given the trio's talent, the amount of dancing and singing presented just wasn't enough.


Maria Benjumeda sings
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Carlos Revollar plays guitar
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Barbara Martinez dances
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Barbara Martinez dances
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Barbara Martinez dances
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Barbara Martinez dances
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Barbara Martinez dances
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Barbara Martinez sings
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Barbara Martinez dances
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Carlos Revollar, guitarist, dances
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