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El Lebrijano

  • El Lebrijano © Carlos Barajas / EL MUNDO

    El Lebrijano © Carlos Barajas / EL MUNDO

  

Speciality

Flamenco, Music

 

 

Date of birth

1941

Date of death

Jul 13, 2016
  


"Flamenco singer. He is considered one of the leading exponents of the cante jondo style of flamenco singing of the second half of the 20th century, and pioneered the incorporation of symphony orchestras in flamenco creations."

He was born in Lebrija (Seville) in 1941, into a family with a long flamenco tradition. His real name is Juan Peña Fernández. He began his career in the flamenco clubs in Seville, before joining the company of Antonio Gades. He has made over thirty albums, including 'De Sevilla a Cádiz' (1967), where he was able to bring together 'Niño Ricardo' and Paco de Lucía; 'Persecución' (1976), an album on gypsy history with texts by the poet and flamencologist Félix Grande; and 'Encuentros' (1988), accompanied by the Andalusí Orchestra of Tangiers, in which he combined flamenco and Moroccan music, a discovery which went on to become a constant feature of his work.He died in Seville in July 2016.

Awards

Gold Medal for Merit in Work (1999)
Music Award of the Gipsy Culture (2010)
Giraldillo Award Seville City from the Flamenco Biennial (2014)

Highlighted works

  • De Sevilla a Cádiz
  • Encuentros

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