Flamenco Dancer Ana Parrilla Dies in Jerez

Jerez, Spain – Flamenco dancer Ana Fernández de Molina, also known as ‘Ana
Parrilla,’ died July 11 in her hometown of Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) victim
of a long illness.

‘Ana Parrilla,’ was well known for her arm movements while dancing the soleá.
She was part of a well known family of Flamenco artists. ‘Her father was ‘Tío
Parrilla,’ she was the granddaughter of ‘Juanichi El Manijero,’ the niece of ‘El
Borrico’ and ‘El Sernita’ and sister of the guitar players (tocaores) Parrilla
de Jerez and Juan Parrilla. In 1984, Ana Parrilla was given the prestigious Copa Jerez award for her
lifetime achievement.

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.