Artist Profiles: Capullo De Jerez

Capullo De Jerez

Capullo De Jerez is Miguel Flores Quiros’ artistic name. He was born April 6, 1954 in Jerez de la Frontera, in the calle de Cantareria, in the middle of the Santiago barrio, which is well-known as a cradle of flamenco artists.

He is a great follower of Camaron de la Isla and made his first recording in 1989, titled Poderio. He later recorded Este soy yo, produced by Flamenco en el Foro in 2000, which is dedicated to Camaron de la Isla.

Capullo De Jerez stands out in Flamenco styles typical of his hometown. He is regarded as one of the top performer of festive styles such as bulerias and tangos.

It is said that Capullo De Jerez is one of the few non-Gypsy flamenco singers that excite Gypsy audiences.

Discography

* Miguel Flores. Capullo de Jerez
* Poderio (1989)
* En directo (live) Madrid-Córdoba-Barcelona
* Este soy yo (Flamenco en el Foro, 2000)
* Flor y Canela

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.

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