Pamplona

Juan Villar et Nono Reyes

26 august | 19:45 h | Ezpeleta palace

Juan Villar et Nono Reyes

With his purely Cádiz nuance, Juanito Villar’s voicedazzled maestro Manolo Caracol, who always showed great interest in this child with a gifted rhythm, simple phrasing and great capacity for expression. That child, who learned cante as a game, became great, and manifested his faculties in a discography that leaves very popular titles: ‘Qué cara más bonita’, ‘Cállate’, ‘Dímelo, dímelo’, ‘Cuchillo y espada’… The most difficult thing he already achieved: to stand out in a golden period for this art, the one that began in the 60s and that he starred in together with Camarón, Lebrijano, Rancapino and other figures.

In bulerías and tangos, as well as alegrías, fandangos, seguirillas and soleares, this gypsy from a family of great ancestry has created a unique style that has served as a reference for young people. His is the spoken cante, with a taste for silence. A stop in just the right measure that time barely allows. Cutting the lines of verse in impossible places. Surprising and telling, that is what Juanito Villar continues to do on stage, a master who will announce the last lament of his generation from the balcony of the Town Hall with Nono Reyes, son of the cantaor Antonio Reyes, who continues the family tradition through his guitar.