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Juan Rafael Cortés Santiago
, known as Duquende
(born 1965), is a Spanish
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Flamenco is a genre of music and dance which has its foundation in Andalusian music and dance and in whose evolution Andalusian Gypsies played an important part....
(singer). Born in Sabadell
Sabadell is the second largest city in the comarca of the Vallès Occidental in Catalonia, Spain. It is in the south of the comarca, on the River Ripoll, 20 km north-west of Barcelona...
, Spain, Duquende is considered a successor to influential Flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla
Camarón de la Isla , was the stage name of a spanish flamenco singer José Monje Cruz who is sometimes also credited as Camarón de la Isla....
. Since 1997, Duquende has been a member of the Paco de Lucía Sextet
The Paco de Lucía Sextet is a flamenco music sextet, formed by renowned guitarist Paco de Lucía and other musicians. The band has released three albums...
in addition to working as a solo artist.
In 1996, Duquende was the first cantaor to be invited to perform at the Champs Elysées theatre in Paris
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- Duquende y la guitarra de Tomatito (1993)
- Samaruco (2000)
- Mi forma de vivir (2006)
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