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Raul Rodriguez
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Raul Rodriguez (Cuban tres} was born in Sevilla in 1974. He started out playing electric guitar and drums, taking a particularly keen interest in blues and rock music, but by age 17 shifted his attention to playing flamenco guitar. He later attended the University of Sevilla, where he majored in the History of Cultural Anthropology. His began playing professionally in the group Caraoscura, a duo including himself and Jose Loreto "Charmusco," the son of the famous guitarist Parilla de Jerez. In 1995, they released an album titled Que es to que quieres de mi on RCA Records, which was produced by Kiko Veneno and Joe Dworniak.

In 1996, Paul joined Veneno as his flamenco guitarist, touring and recording Punta Paloma (BMG 1997), Puro Veneno (BMG 1998), and La Familia Polio (BMG 2000). Rodriguez has most recently performed with his mother, the renowned Spanish singer Martirio, playing guitar and percussion.

In 1999, he co-produced Martirio's Flor de Piel (52 P.M.), an ambitious flamenco-jazz interpretation of South American music. In 2001, Raul produced and arranged Martirio's Mucho Corazon (52 P.M.), which was nominated as "Best Flamenco Album" at the 2002 Latin Grammys.

In 2003 he formed Son de la Frontera. A seasoned session musician, Rodriguez has also recorded with Compay Segundo, Chavela Vargas, Soledad Bravo, Jerry Gonzalez, and many others.


Son de la Frontera (Nuevos Medios/World Village, 2005)

Similar Music:
Flamenco, Rock, Blues, Tres