John Ancona has been active in the Latin music for many years. His music beginnings are traced and founded with Christian music, playing the guitar at the age of 9 years old. At 15 John left to Yucatan to pursue a career in Mayan history teacher and found the land rich in music and poetry creating an inspiration to the tender and beautiful bolero rhythm and song.
After returning to the US John renewed his dedication to Christian music with a taste on bolero not knowing that he would soon encounter a spicy rhythm like a tiger and prey meeting in a jungle.
At the request of one of John's close friend, John decided to fill in as rhythm guitar at an engagement in Tarzana not knowing what was coming. Someone requested”Gypsy Kings". John looked at his pal and said what do you have in mind? By the way practicing is very uncommon with these guys. Smiling his buddy said “follow me”, E minor, strum rumba, and don't lose yourself. The first pluck of the strings was of the song Bamboleo. From that point on then John knew where to go from there. The crowd went crazy. People stood up and clapped, some couples were dancing belly dance style, it was phenomenal. From there Los Romanticos adopted a new style, "Rumba Flamenco".