Artist Profiles: Estrella Morente

Estrella Morente

Estrella Morente was born on August 14, 1980 in Las Gabias, Granada, Spain. She grew up in a family of flamenco singers and guitarists. She is the daughter of one of the greatest flamenco singers, Enrique Morente, and flamenco dancer Aurora Carbonell. Estrella Morente has spent her life in an authentic flamenco and musical environment.

At the age of seven, she sang accompanied by Maestro Sabicas’ guitar and at 16 she made her debut before the whole world at the Gala for the presentation of the Alpine Ski Championships in the Sierra Nevada (Spain).

She started as a flamenco singer (cantaora) at the age of 17. Her songs blend traditional and more unconventional flamenco. From early on in her career she started attracting the attention of stars like Lenny Kravitz and also that of flamenco experts and purists. Her voice, her rhythm, her enthusiasm, her intelligence and her dedication have also been noticed by the major music publications.

Estrella Morente – Photo by Paco Manzano

She has also sung live accompanied by the illustrious Chano Lobato and Juan Habichuela.

On December 14, 2001 she married the bullfighter Javier Conde.

Discography:

Mi cante y un poema (Virgin Records, 2001)
Calle del Aire (Virgin Records, 2001)
Mujeres (Virgin Records, 2006)
Autorretrato (EMI, 2012)
Amar En Paz, with Niño Josele (Calle 54 Records, 2014)

DVD

Casacueva y escenario (2007)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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