The album ‘Un viaje por el cante’ by Flamenco cantaora Argentina received the Flamenco Hoy national award for best flamenco cante (vocal). The award ceremony took place in Madrid at the Cantares club (the former Corral de la Pacheca) on November 7th, 2013. The Premio Flamenco Hoy is one of the most prestigious flamenco awards in Spain and it’s selected by over 50 flamenco critics.
Born in Huelva in 1984, Argentina has become of the rising stars of flamenco. Her award winning album features well-known palos (flamenco styles or genres) as well as nearly forgotten flamenco genres. Argentina is skilled with fandangos abandolaos, fandangos de Huelva, cantiñas, bulerías y malagueñas, “but also other types of song that I had never dared to sing before and that are not performed anymore such as the serrana, the polo, la caña, the garrotín, tangos de Piyayo or la cabal”, said Argentina.
‘Un viaje por el cante’ includes tributes to flamenco masters Rafael Romero, Pepe de la and Fernando Terremoto.
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 produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and 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. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.