Artist Profiles: Ezequiel Benitez

Ezequiel Benitez – Photo by Jaime Martinez, courtesy of Fundación Cajasol

Ezequiel Benitez was born in the district of Santiago, Jerez, in 1980. This flamenco singer has become one of the finest performers of the ancient Jerez styles.

He has good a good sense of rhythm and, more and more unusual, a great passion for the legacy of classic flamenco singers such as: Manuel Torre, Juanito Mojama, andTomás Pavón.

Benítez has been a professionals since the age of 14 years. He sings admirably all flamenco styles, but he specially shines when he sings soleás.

Discography:

Disco Pa Quijote nosotros (Junta de Andalucía)
Así es la Navidad (Cadena COPE, 2006)
El Belén del Encuentro (20080
New Frontera del Cante en Jerez (2008)
Sobrellevé (2011)

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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