Probably, you will have heard your parents or grand parents mention PACO DE LUCÍAsome time. Or maybe not. He was 1 of the greatest GUITARIST in the world. For me, unique.
I am thinking of how to introduce him to you, it's difficult to do it in some lines. So, just some of his own words about FLAMENCO and how he felt it:
"... is the music around you, made by people you see, the people you make music with. You learn it from your family, from your friends, in la juerga. And then you work on technique. Guitarists do not need to study. And, as it is with any music, the great ones will spend some time working with the young players who show special talent.
You must understand that a Gypsy's life is a life of anarchy. That is a reason why the way of flamenco music is a way without discipline as you know it. We don't try to organize things with our minds. We just live........ music is everywhere in our lives"
¡Olé qué arte!
CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ by el maestro Joaquín Rodrigo, guitarist P. de Lucía
COMO EL AGUA by Camarón de la Isla and Paco de Lucía
De Lucía recorded more than 10 records with his friend Camaron de la Isla, 1 of the premier flamenco singers.
He collaborated with many Spanish and international artists, and received numerous awards like Grammy latinos, National award of Flamenco guitar, Premio Príncipe de Asturias, the Honorary Doctorate from the Universidad de Cádiz and from the Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA)