Guitarist Diego del Morao will perform a tribute concert to his father, Moraíto on Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm, at Brava Theater, San Francisco.
Born into one of the most important dynasties of the flamenco guitar, Diego del Morao is the grand-nephew of Manuel Morao and son of Moraíto, guitarists who developed the signature sound of traditional Jerez-style flamenco guitar accompaniment.
He is one of the most sought-after guitarists on today’s scene, recording and touring constantly with flamenco’s most well known artists such as Diego el Cigala, Niña Pastori, La Macanita, Potito and many more.
Guitarists around the world track down every bit of his music and learn his original material, emulating his technique. Even Paco de Lucía made a cameo appearance on his recent solo release “Orate” (2010 Cigala Music).
The 6th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival takes place from October 21st through October 30th with performances and master classes by visiting artists from Spain including guitarist Diego del Morao and group (October 22, Brava Theater, San Francisco); singer Diego El Cigala (October 23rd, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley); and dancer Jose Maya & Company (October 30th, Cowell Theater, San Francisco).
See website for tickets and information: BayAreaFlamencoFestival.com
Author: World Music Central News Department
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