Artist Profiles: Los Losada

Los Losadas

The Losadas are a Gypsy family from Madrid with strong roots in the Flamenco tradition for they are related to Antonio Losada, Jesús El Romaní, El Yunque, Felipe and Jerónimo Maya. They began their artistic career many years ago, at an early age. Diego and Vaki have been in the show business since the age of six.

The Losadas have participated in important Flamenco shows, staging worldwide performances: Cumbre Flamenca (1986-1990), Misa Flamenca with Paco Peña’s Company, Flamenco Fusion (1990-1992), Istanbul International Music Festival (1989-1990-1993), Cordoba International Guitar Festival (1990) and a concert for the English Royal Family at Kensington Palace, London (1993).

Some of their most important artistic contributions include their participation in Terumasa Hino’s tours and recordings, their close collaboration with Paco Peña, and their work with the bailaor Raúl.

Tito, the oldest of the three, has participated in the organization of important flamenco shows such as “Carmen” (Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo), “On the Road with Terumasa Hino” (Japanese tour) and performances by Paco Peña’s Company at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Multi-instrumentalist Vaky Losada plays guitars, laud (Spanish lute), bass and percussion.

Discography:

Pa’ Llorar de Momento (Karonte Records, 1991)
Losadas (Pep Records, 1997)
Corazones rotos (Sony Music, 1999)
On the Road, with Hino Terumasa (1989)
Arte y Pasión, with Paco Peña (2000)

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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