Segundo Falcón was born in 1970 in a section of Sevilla (Spain) that is known as El Viso del Alcor, where a family of cantaoras (female singers) by the name of Janegas are concentrated.
Antonio Mairena discovered him. Even as a child, Segundo Falcón had expressed a passion for flamenco. He debuted at a local flamenco club called El Rincon del Pilar when he was just 8 years old. His apprenticeship continued at other clubs, competitions and tablaos where he accompanied many big names in flamenco, including Mario Maya, Manuela Carrasco, Pepa Montes, Javier Baron, Israel Galvan, Juana Amaya, etc.
In 1990, he became part of the flamenco show at the tablao Los Gallos de Sevilla.
Segundo Falcón has achieved his own style and sound by re-introducing influences from certain teachers and artists whom he admires, such as Enrique Morente and Enrique El Extremeño.
Thanks to the support of some of those teachers, Segundo Falcón’s recording career had a great start with the release of Un Segundo de cante, which includes samples of solea, fandangos, seguidillas, tangos, and bulerias.
In January 2002, he was appointed director of the Centro Andaluz de Flamenco (CAF) (Andalusian Flamenco Center). He managed the center until 2006.
In April 2002, Segundo Falcón and Arcangel performed in Sevilla with the Chekara Orchestra from Tetuan, Morocco, under conductor Jallal Chekkara. The performance was called ‘Flamenco Couscous’ as it mixed different types of flamenco with Moroccan music.
* Un Segundo de Cante (2002)
* La Chekara y el Flamenco (Musica Es Amor, 2009)
Translated by Rita Granda.