2010 MANUEL AGUJETAS Direct from Spain
The Bay Area Flamenco Partnership is proud to present the 2010 FESTIVAL OF FLAMENCO ARTS & TRADITIONS
featuring, direct from Spain, MANUEL AGUJETAS
CANTE GITANO features Gypsy singer Manuel Agujetas with Miguel el Gitano de Bronce. Both singers will be accompanied by guitarist from Jerez, Manuel Valencia
MANUEL AGUJETAS: Manuel de los Santos Pastor, also known as Agujetas (b. Rota, Spain, 1939) is a living legend and one of the most important figures in the history of flamenco. The son of legendary singer El Viejo Agujetas, he worked in his father's blacksmith forge until he went to Madrid as a teenager to sing in the flamenco nightclubs there. He has recorded over 10 albums and appears in Carlos Saura's film Flamenco and in Dominique Abel's documentary Agujetas, Cantaor. He is the father of singers Dolores Agujetas and Antonio Agujetas.
MIGUEL EL GITANO DE BRONCE Joining Manuel is another member of the Agujetas clan of Gypsy singers, Miguel el Gitanillo de Bronce. In his youth, he toured with Manolo Caracol and later went on to record several LPs in the 70s & 80s.
MANUEL VALENCIA (Guitarist) They say this young man was born with a guitar under his arm. Steeped in the toque of Manuel Morao, he learned to accompany the cante from his uncle, Fernando Terremoto (hijo). He performed for several years in Morao's company and has also toured with Maria de la Mar Moreno's dance company. He is currently a member of Gerardo Núñez's group and is working on a solo CD produced by Núñez.
Julia Morgan Theater (View)
2640 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
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