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Raquel Heredia 'La Repompa'.


Raquel Heredia "La Repompa" was born in Malaga in the heart of a family of gypsy artists, niece of the famous singer La Repompa de Malaga, name that, after her death, her mother Rafaela Reyes adopted.

 

Raquel Heredia "La Repompa", also known as'La Repompilla', was born in Malaga into a family of gypsy artists. 

Daughter of guitarist Luis Heredia and cantaora Rafaela Reyes, she spent her adolescence in the United States, where the family moved, residing and traveling to various cities in this country. It was in the tablaos of Manhattan, in New York City, where she debuted as a dancer at a very early age.

The sister of Amparo Heredia, winner of the first prize of the Lámpara Minera del Cante de las Minas, also boasts of being a self-taught dancer who never studied with teachers or masters of dance; hence the personality she transmits on stage and the authenticity of her dancing.

Self-taught, Raquel 'La Repompa' is considered one of the best flamenco dancers in Granada.

At the age of 18, she began a tour of Japan with Juan Andrés Maya, a well-known flamenco dancer from Granada. The following year, Raquel Heredia 'La Repompa' settled in Madrid, where she worked in the most prestigious tablaos of the city, continuing her artistic career and forging her name as one of the main flamenco dancers of the current flamenco scene.

The successful career of Raquel Heredia 'La Repompa' continues with performances in numerous festivals and flamenco theaters around the world. She has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Pepe Torres, Antonio Canales, Antonio Molina 'El Choro' or Antonio Fernández Montoya 'El Farru'.

Currently, Raquel Heredia 'La Repompa' continues her professional career in flamenco tablaos such as El Cordobés or Casa Ana, being considered one of the most important flamenco dancers of the current scene.

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