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Paco de Lucía

  • Paco de Lucía © Jesús Domínguez / EL MUNDO

    Paco de Lucía © Jesús Domínguez / EL MUNDO



Flamenco, Music



Date of birth

Dec 21, 1947

Date of death

Feb 26, 2014

" Guitarist. Author of the rumba 'Entre dos aguas' which reached number one and was a landmark in the history of flamenco guitar."

Francisco Sánchez Gomes, known as Paco de Lucía, was born in Algeciras (Cadiz) in 1947. He made his debut accompanying his brother Pepe in 1959, and together they produced their first recording under the artistic name of 'Los Chiquitos de Algeciras'. In 1968 he met Camarón de la Isla, with whom he began a long and fruitful partnership which lasted until the death of the flamenco singer. In 1973, the album 'Fuente y caudal' was released which contained the track 'Entre dos aguas', one of their greatest hits. In his music he seeks the fusion between flamenco and classical music and jazz. In 1991 he recorded a version of the 'Concierto de Aranjuez', described by its composer Rodrigo as 'beautiful, exotic and inspired'. He has also worked with leading musicians from other genres such as Chick Corea, Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola. He died in Mexico in 2014.


Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (1992)
National Music Award (2002)
Príncipe de Asturias Award for the Arts (2004)
Latin Grammy Award for best flamenco album (2014, posthumous)

Essential works

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    Entre dos aguas

    With this historic composition, guitarist and composer Paco de Lucía made himself known to the greater public.

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Other highlighted works

  • La Barrosa
  • Barrio la Viña
  • Homenaje al Niño Ricardo
  • Almoraima
  • Guajiras de Lucía
  • Río ancho
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
  • Cositas buenas
  • Canción andaluza

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