Guitarist Jerónimo Maya Wins Flamenco Critics Award

Madrid, Spain – The debut album of guitarist
Jerónimo Maya, entitled Jerónimo (Alma100 ),
has been named Best New Guitar Soloist  2004 at the ‘Flamenco Hoy’ awards,
given by nearly fifty flamenco critics. The award was given to him at a ceremony
held January 27 at Casa Patas in Madrid.Jerónimo Maya, a.k.a. Momo, was born in

Madrid
in 1977. He belongs to a Gypsy family which has strong Flamenco
roots. He is a direct descendent of guitar master
Ramón Montoya. His father,
Felipe Maya, is a professional guitarist, and his grandfather’s brother is Ricardo Losada el Yunque,
a well known cantaor (singer). Both showed young Jerónimo to live and respect
Flamenco.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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