My beginnings, when I was 12 years old, were in the Rafael “Merengue de Córdoba” academy, together with Vicente Amigo and José Antonio Rodríguez and at the Peña Flamenca de Córdoba, where I had the opportunity, when I was just a child, to accompany already established singers.
Around the year 1980 I remember the contest “Gente Joven'' on TVE, which I won, forming part of the Concha Calero y Merengue group. From then on, we performed at many flamenco festivals, sharing the bill with top artists.
Later, alone, I participated as a guitarist accompanying figures such as Fosforito, La Niña de La Puebla, Juanito Valderrama, Chano Lobato, Chocolate, José Mercé, Luís de Córdoba and Carmen Linares, among others.
In 1987 I opened a flamenco studio in Córdoba where I taught guitar classes.
I recorded numerous television shows as a sideman for other artists and as a concert guitarist.
At the end of the 80s, I began a collaboration with the company of Cristina Heeren, from then on I was part of various stage productions: “Flamenco is life”, “Lances del Arenal”, “Don Juan”, represented in different editions of the Seville Flamenco Biennial.
Recommended knowledge: Basic understanding of the Alegrías style and of techniques such as rasgueado, pulgar, picado, alzapúa and arpeggio
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Recommended knowledge: Basic flamenco techniques and rhythms
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