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Great Masters Of Flamenco 9 - Antonio Mairena

Antonio Mairena
Release Date: 02/12/2013 
Label:  Chant Du Monde   Catalog #: 274911  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Antonio Mairena was born Antonio Cruz Garcia in the village of Mairena del Alcor, twenty kilometers from Seville. As a boy, he worked at the family blacksmith's forge, but from the age of twelve he sang at the village festivals, and due to his dedication and research, success came early. While still fairly unknown, Mairena sang a long saeta from a balcony and was carried through the streets in triumph. He was later heard in the most famous tablaos in Spain and Latin America, and he traveled all over the world as a cantaor in the dance troupes of Antonio, Luisillo and Pilar Lopez. In 1935, he discovered the great guitarist Melchor de Marchena and later on, recorded the soundtrack for one of Carmen Amaya's films. He also supervised recorded Read more anthologies of the best cante and wrote two books. His many recordings, remembered here, were made for 8 different companies. Read less

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