The current patriarch of the ‘Habichuela-Carmona’ family is an acclaimed artist and a legend of flamenco. He started playing guitar with Vicente Escudero and Agustín Castellón Campos ‘Sabicas’. During his career, he has accompanied legendary artists like Juanito Valderrama, Pepe Marchena, Camarón, Enrique Morente, Dave Holland, Anoushka Shankar or The Bollywood Strings, among many others. Pepe Habichuela is currently one of the last guitar players of the old school, with his very personal way of playing, his sensitivity and talent, keeps on bestowing upon us the magnificent art of his guitar strings.
This year, Flamenco On Fire has designated maestro Habichuela as patron of the festival and Pepe Habichuela will play, once again, his guitar recital in Calle Mañueta.