(Prensa Latina- Cumbancha) Pinar del Rio, Cuba – As part of its second national tour, Reyner Mariño’s flamenco company is performing in this city. The show will include seven songs and five instrumentals and promote his EGREM-produced album Alma Gitana -an album that fuses flamenco with Cuban rhythms, rock and jazz.
The young artist received the Concert Music National Award in 2000, while the group he leads was nominated for high distinctions in Spain in the two last years.The invitation to participate in the Biennial and in the International Flamenco Fair in Sevilla, the most important international event in flamenco, are some of the recognitions obtained by the group, which celebrates its third anniversary on October 21.
Mariño is considered a virtuoso on the guitar, who shows considerable interest for going deep into the different subgenera that composes flamenco art. He got positive reviews by critics and a warmth welcome by the audience during his first tour around Andalusia, Spain.
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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.