Roni Benise is a brilliant guitarist who taught himself how to play and whose humble beginning started as a street artist busking around LA.  He has since become a world-class entertainer creating a show encompassing world music and dance: Nights of Fire!  Dubbed the prince of Spanish guitar, Benise's latest release Benise Live From China  (a PBS production) is a must-see!  The success of his prior PBS collaboration Spanish Guitar was acknowledged with an Emmy Award for Best Costumes.  Benise's energetic rockmenco musical delivery alonside his band and beautiful dancers breathes diversity.  It is such a festive performance and therefore a joy to watch.  For more info on this artist and tour dates, visit:
Interview by: Valerie Bastien

Valerie Bastien is a vocal coach, teacher, musician and freelance journalist.
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