A Second Opinion: Spain and the Guitar–Essentially Inseparable!

A Second Opinion: Spain and the Guitar–Essentially Inseparable! »

31 Jan, 2020
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Round about 40 years ago I arrived in Spain as a young thing, enamored of the guitar and Flamenco music. I had been fiddling around with the guitar since my teen years, and never quite got the hang of it, but carrying around a guitar got me into some circles of people who were more expert than I. I love the guitar too much to murder it with my unprofessional playing. Well, after all my experiences with the guitar in Spain, where the heart and soul of this iconic musical instrument will always be, I gave away my original guitar.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN’S MOST FAMOUS FLAMENCO GUITARIST,” Part 1, 11 JANUARY 1980

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN’S MOST FAMOUS FLAMENCO GUITARIST,” Part 1, 11 JANUARY 1980 »

13 Jan, 2018
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Paco de Lucia: “My music has always been cornered in Andalucia, without prestige, even in Spain itself. For many centuries it was thought of simply as gypsy music, from a people without a social class. As a representative of my music I feel I have an obligation to share it, so that everyone will recognize its value and know its worth… This is what I fight for, and why I work, not for money or to be a star.”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT:  “SPAIN’S MOST FAMOUS FLAMENCO GUITARIST,” Part 2,

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN’S MOST FAMOUS FLAMENCO GUITARIST,” Part 2, »

13 Jan, 2018
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Fame is not what Paco de Lucia is looking for, he says. "It ties you up and takes away. . . an indefinable freshness out of your life.” It's bothersome when people recognize him in the streets, though “at first there is a time when vanity makes you like it. . .”

THE PACO DE LUCÍA PROJECT REUNITES TO CELEBRATE ITS NAMESAKE

THE PACO DE LUCÍA PROJECT REUNITES TO CELEBRATE ITS NAMESAKE »

30 Oct, 2017
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It was a tremendous joy for the packed house at Manhattan’s Symphony Space (Broadway and 95th Street), enraptured by the October 14 one-night-only 90-minute non-stop, electrifying performance. The entire evening was magical, as if the spirit of de Lucía himself were watching and having a grand time.

THE REAL MADRID: Haute Fashion, Young Flamenco Artists, Bikes & More Bikes

THE REAL MADRID: Haute Fashion, Young Flamenco Artists, Bikes & More Bikes »

12 Oct, 2015
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It never hurts to watch what’s cooking on the catwalk, bike for your life and stomp your feet to flamenco beat! Make sure you join!

Tablaos: Getting Back to Basics

Tablaos: Getting Back to Basics »

17 Sep, 2015
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“‘Flamenco needs to gather in the intimacy of the tablao…We must return to three square meters'”

BRUNO OF THE MAGIC FINGERS

BRUNO OF THE MAGIC FINGERS »

29 Jan, 2015
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“The sound was refined yet passionate, a perfect Flamenco, reminiscent of compositions
played by the “gods” Sabicas and Paco de Lucia. Haunting, perffectly rendered”

PACO, A TRIBUTE FROM AFAR

PACO, A TRIBUTE FROM AFAR »

16 Apr, 2014
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A beautiful homage to Paco de Lucia, one of the greatest Flamenco guitarists of all time, by Saffron Flynn who knows a musical genius when she sees one.

LONG LOST GP COLLEAGUES SURFACE IN EXOTIC SHANGHAI, etc!

LONG LOST GP COLLEAGUES SURFACE IN EXOTIC SHANGHAI, etc! »

13 Oct, 2013
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A toast to our colleagues at GP. Once a GP writer always a GP writer, right?