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“Somewhere between poetry and commercial stardom, [Vicente Amigo] represents a new generation of flamenco artists.” — All About Jazz
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 8 p.m.
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach
Tickets: on sale soon
Latin Grammy Award-winning, Vicente Amigo, known as one of the most dazzling Flamenco guitarists of his generation is a likely successor to Paco de Lucía. Hailing from Córdoba, Spain, he has toured the world, receiving many of Spain’s most important awards and honors. Amigo is a guitarist respected and admired for his constant artistic thirst and capacity for innovation and renovation.
Amigo’s litany of international accolade includes a Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album (2001), being named Best Guitar Player by Guitar Player Magazine (1993), and winning First Prize at the Flamenco Guitar International Contest (Badajoz 1988). He was nominated for two more Latin Grammy’s in 2006 and 2013 (each for Best Flamenco Album), and won the “Patriarch of Flamenco” Award at the 2010 Flamenco Summit.
“Best international Flamenco guitarist.”
— Guitar Player Magazine
"The greatest guitarist alive” — Pat Metheny
His recording career over the last 25 years is no less impressive, releasing seven albums, selling hundreds of thousands of units worldwide: De mi Corazón al Aire (1991),Vivencias Imaginadas (1995), Poeta (1997), Latin Grammy-winning Ciudad de las Ideas(2000), Latin Grammy-nominated Un momento en el Sonido (2005), Paseo de Gracia (2009).
Each has been embraced by the public and critics. His latest work, Tierra (2013 Sony/ BMG) emerging as Amigo’s most innovative and global release to date, was nominated for 2013 Latin Grammy.
Amigo has also collaborated with José Mercé, Camarón, Sting, Alejandro
Sanz, Rosario, Carmen Linares, Manolo Sanlúcar, Khaled and Miguel Bosé, and boasts live performances with John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Milton Nascimento. He continues performing to audiences around the world including Argentina, Columbia, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Canada and the United States.
Conversation with a flamenco master: Vicente Amigo performs in Redondo Beach
Vicente Amigo is known as a man of few words. His music has long spoken for him. Few people on the planet, in this sense, speak as beautifully. “Playing my music is what speaks best for me,” Amigo said.
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