Tribute to
Paco De Lucia

 
He liked to experiment with new sounds and he was the pioneer of the flamenco-jazz fusion
 

Spanish Australia Magazine would like to pay a little tribute to one of Spain's biggest flamenco guitar masters of all times. Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitar virtuoso, experimented with new sounds and he was the pioneer of the flamenco-jazz fusion.

Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitar virtuoso, passed away last week aged 66. De Lucía started playing guitar really young inspired by his father and brothers. He liked to experiment with new sounds and he was the pioneer of the flamenco-jazz fusion. He never stopped exploring new rhythms by mixing traditional flamenco with blues, rock, Indian music, salsa, bossa nova and Arabic music.

Together with flamenco singer Camaron de la Isla, another innovative Spanish artist who died in 1992, they inspired a New Flamenco movement, which has been followed by many young musicians and singers.

Paco de Lucía was awarded with the prestigious Prince of Asturias of the Arts award in 2004 as a renown artist always in the search of new flamenco sounds.

Paco de Lucia R.I.P.

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