The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76583 Message #1358876
Posted By: Sttaw Legend
16-Dec-04 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: Flamenco Music
Subject: RE: Flamenco Music
Ted, I can indeed also see many qualities of Juan Serrano in your good self. He is one of the best flamenco guitarists in the world and his incredible musical execution has been witnessed and enjoyed by millions around the world.
His mastery of flamenco not only comes from his many years of discipline and study of guitar, but also because he was born and raised in Cordoba, Spain, the birthplace of this rich and dazzling music. At age nine, Serrano was studying under his father, a professional guitarist, and learning the traditions of flamenco, which is a fusion of Jewish, Moorish, Christian and gypsy musical elements between the 8th and 15th centuries in southern Spain.
His hometown was so proud of the guitarist's accomplishments, that they replaced the bell in the town clock with recordings of his guitar playing. Will this be happening in Beverley?