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Diego El Cigala

Diego el Cigala - Flamenco vocalist Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar was born in Madrid in December of 1968. The flamenco singer, Diego, el Cigala, is one of the most praised heirs of Camarón de la Isla in the cante flamenco, and it was Camarón himself who gave him the moniker Dieguito el Cigala. Coming from a family of artists, he is the nephew of Rafael Farina. He grew up in the Rastro neighborhood of Madrid, where he began to make his own experiences as cantaor. At the young age of 12, he won first prize in the Young Flamenco Artist Contest of Getafe and an award on the TVE talent show, “Gente jóven.” He soon began to play at dances, being solicited by dancers like Cristóbal Reyes, Mario Maya, Manolete, Farruco, Manuel Camacho, and El Güito, among others. In 1994, he started his solo career with the album, “Undebel,” produced by David Amaya

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Five years after the jny: San Francisco, California organization SFJAZZ created its own building, the SFJAZZ Center, it has proved a raving, even rampaging, success, unrelenting in programming, sales, education, and music production. Its number of concerts has doubled from 248 to more than 500. Its membership has increased by almost 200% to more than 14,000. ...

Verona Jazz Winter 2015

Read "Verona Jazz Winter 2015" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo il debutto dello scorso anno, Verona Jazz Winter si conferma un appuntamento centrale per la città e riscatta le delusioni che da tempo offre la rassegna estiva. Con l'eccezione del cantante flamenco Diego El Cigala, il nuovo cartellone jazz del Teatro Ristori era dedicato a musicisti italiani (Bollani, Rava, Bosso, Lanzoni, Chiara Civello, ...

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Concha Buika: el canto necesario

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No es Ben Ratliff un crítico con tendencia a la grandilocuencia y al adjetivo gratuito, no. Pero el pasado 18 de octubre, su reseña en The New York Times del último disco de Concha Buika (Palma de Mallorca, 1972), El último trago (Warner, 2009), desmiente su estilo: tras comparar la voz de Buika con la de ...


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