FLAMENCO: is an art form that includes singing and dancing. It originated by fusion of musical elements typical for Andalusia and Gypsy and Oriental music. It is especially characterized by the use of chromaticism, melismas, changes of pace, and improvisation. It covers all the themes of life-ranging from happy to sad.
Flamenco Experience 6
Michael Cába was musically shaped in childhood in a family of a jazz bass player Charles Cába. At the age of 13 Michael began his studies of drums and percussion under the leadership of a drummer Ivan Audes. His other teachers were, among others, George Nightingale, Ángel “Cepillo” Sanchéz, Yuvisney Aguilar Rojas, Pedro Pablo Mireles, Manley “El Piri” López, Calixto Oviedo, Yomar Amador Morejón, Marvin Diz, El Panga, Rodney Barretto, Guillermo del Toro Varela, and Luis Chacón Coca Riverón.
Michael has extensive experience of playing in groups, such as Los Remedios, Flamenco Element, Arsa y Toma. In addition to flamenco cajones, he specializes in Afro-Cuban instruments, such as congas, bongo, timbales and Batá drums. He taught at Music School Chválenická in Plzeň and at Elementary School of Arts in Stod.