Δευτέρα, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Spain: Paco Cepero - Farruca

Paco Cepero is a Great Spanish Flamenco guitarist. In addition to accompanying numerous artists, he has released several solo albums, including "Corazon Y Bordon" and "De Pura Cepa". He was born on March 6, 1942 in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz Province).

At the age of 16, Paco Cepero made his debut as a professional in the Grand Theatre Falla in Cadiz. In 1963 he arrived in Madrid and started work in the tablao "Los Canasteros" (owned by the legend Manolo Caracol).

From then until now he has been travelling the world with his guitar, alone or accompanying numerous singers. Evidence of his status as Flamenco Guitarist are the numerous awards he has won throughout his career. Premio Nacional de Jerez in 1975, Premio Nacional de Cordoba in 1977 and Castillete de la Union, in addition to the Yunque Oro of the city of Ceuta, the prize Melchor de Marchena Accompaniment and Cabal Silver Circle of Fine Arts for the year 1999.

Paco Cepero has played and recorded with figures of incomparable singing including Manolo Caracol, Camaron de la Isla, Tio Borrico, Terremoto, and El Turronero. Besides his work as a guitarist, there is also a lot of work as a composer of numerous successful Flamenco and popular songs for such singers as Isabel Pantoja, Julio Iglesias, Lolita and Chiquetete.

In 2008 Paco Cepero celebrated the fact that he has been in the music field as a professional for a half of a century!...

We enjoy him listening the following song which has the title "Farruca"...

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