ESTRELLA MORENTE

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Saturday, August 3010:00 p.m.
Sabicas Stage

Cast:

Estrella Morente – Voice
Montoyita – Guitar
El Monti – Guitar
Ángel Gabarre – Chorus/Handclapping
Antonio Carbonell – Chorus/Handclapping
Quiqui Morente – Chorus/Handclapping
El Popo – Percussionist

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[two_third last=»yes»]Estrella Morente was born in Granada in 1980. Her father is the flamenco legend Enrique Morente and her mother the bailaora [flamenco dancer] Aurora Carbonell. She was raised among flamencos and began singing at the early age of 7, accompanied by the guitar of maestro Sabicas. At 16 she made her debut as cantaora [flamenco singer] and began her journey through the stages of the world.

2001 was, without a doubt, a major turning point in Ms. Morente’s career. She recorded her first record ‘Mi cante y un Poema’, produced by her father Enrique Morente, which was released worldwide on Peter Gabriel’s Real World label. Seven months later, she concluded her triumphant year with ‘Calle del Aire’, an unconventional but acclaimed record, praised by critics for its eclecticism and freshness. These two albums went platinum and gold, respectively.

From festivals to live concerts to movies, Estrella Morente has featured in many of Spain’s most popular events and venues. She has performed alongside such flamenco legends as Chano Lobato and Juan Habichuela, and her voice appears on the soundtrack of films by directors Saura and Almodóvar.

Ms. Morente has performed in festivals such as the Festival Internacional Cante de las Minas (Murcia); Sonidos del Mundo (Tudela); La Mar de las Músicas (Cartagena); Festival de la Guitarra in Barcelona, and Festival de la Luna Mora (Málaga), to name but a few.

Since her first steps on stage, Estrella Morente has won countless awards including the Ondas Prize for best flamenco performer in 2001 and the Spanish music industry Award for best flamenco album in 2006.

Teaming up with a top-notch cast she will grace us with the best of her art: moving from the subtle simplicity of the cantes festeros [festive songs] of her childhood to the profound feelings of a long lost love.

Estrella’s voice reflects the wide range of feelings, sensations and colors of today’s women as well as those of the past.

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