Artist Profiles: Manzanita

Manzanita – Photo by Manuel Delgado Rojano

Singer-songwriter and guitarist José Ortega Manzanita, better known as Manzanita (Little Apple) was born in Alhaurín de la Torre (Malaga) and grew up surrounded by flamenco artists such as José Mercé, Camarón and Chiquetete, who shared friendship with his father, José Ortega Heredia “Manzanita”, from whom he inherited his name and talent.

Manzanita debuted with his father in 1998, participating in the album Por tu ausencia and since then has not left the stage.

In 2016 he presented his third album, Sombras y Sueños. Recorded in Cordoba, the album features José Marín, José Losada, Josué Ronkio, and David Axel Bao.

Discography:

Piel de manzana (2011)

Canciones Encontradas (2013)

Sombras y Sueños (2016)

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.

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