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Concert: Juan Carmona Septet

Overview

French guitar virtuoso Juan Carmona is the perfect symbol of flamenco's rebirth. Though proud of his Andalusian Gypsy roots, he insists on moving beyond the typical ethnic clichés. Respected in all musical fields, including classical music, he has built bridges between flamenco and other musical genres.

Carmona is one of the leading figures in the world of flamenco as both a composer and virtuoso guitarist. His albums OrillasSinfonía FlamencaEl Sentido del Aireand Alchemya were all nominated "Best flamenco album of the year" at the Latin Grammy Awards. His eleventh album, Perla de Oriente, was recorded live in the studio during his recent Asia tour.

Juan Carmona has proven to be one of the most creative guitarists of the new flamenco generation. His performances have a surprising, moving quality. Somewhere between profound awareness of musical genres, traditional styles and a devastating modernity, Carmona stands as an innovator.