Vicente Amigo and the evolution of flamenco guitar


Vicente Amigo is now days one of the essential flamenco guitar players that are changing the way flamenco is. He represent the evolution of flamenco guitar with out loosing its roots. For any one that loves guitar music Vicente Amigo has a lot to say. Here is a little biography about him:

Vicente Amigo

Although he is Sevillian by birth, he was raised and lives in Córdoba, where he attended his first guitar lessons with El Tomate and Merengue de Córdoba, and later, he improved his guitar playing with Manolo Sanlúcar, with whom he worked for ten years.

After a period of accompaniment which began alongside El Pele, he started to devote himself almost exclusively to playing concerts in 1988. De Mi Corazón al Aire (“From Out of My Heart”, 1991) was his first record.

An admirer of Paco de Lucía since childhood, Amigo took part with him in the show “Leyendas de la guitarra” (Legends of the Guitar) that was held in Seville as a foretaste of the Expo 92 exhibition, which also featured Paco de LucíaBob DylanKeith RichardsSteve VaiJoe Satriani,Nuno BettencourtPhil ManzaneraJoe CockerJack Bruce and Richard Thompson. By that time, he had already been awarded some of the most prestigious flamenco guitar prizes.

Vicente Amigo is open to experimenting, pursuing Flamenco to unprecedented limits, and gaining in-depth knowledge about other forms of music, and sharing experiences with other artists. He has taken part in recordings by KhaledMiguel BoséCarmen LinaresManolo SanlúcarWagner TisoRosarioNacho CanoAlejandro SanzSting, etc., and has shared the stage with the greatest of contemporary artists: Paco de LucíaStanley JordanJohn McLaughlinAl Di MeolaMilton Nascimento.

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