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Artist Profiles: Lucky Losada

Lucky Losada

Luis Fernández Salazar (better known as Lucky Losada) is the son of flamenco guitarist Tito Losada, the artist who has contributed the most to Lucky’s musical career. Tito gave Lucky guitar lessons starting at the age of 11. However, Lucky chose percussion from a young age, identifying himself very soon with the flamenco cajón.

Lucky has accompanied important flamenco artists such as Antonio Canales, Merche Esmeralda, Duquende, Guadiana, Pepe Luis Carmona and Diego ‘El Cigala’. He has been Tomatito’s percussionist for several years. In addition, he regally participates in his father’s shows.

He produced the albums “Sembrando inquietudes” by Ramón Jiménez and “Misa flamenca” by Tito Losada. respectively.

Lucky also participated in recordings by renowned flamenco artists, including Niña Pastori’s “No hay quinto malo”, Parrita’s “Parrita con el Alma”, Tomatito’s “Aguadulce”, Diego El Cigala’s “Undebel” and “Picasso en mis ojos”, and Guadiana’s “Cuando el río suena.”

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Artist Profiles: Antonio Losada

Antonio Losada

Antonio Losada is the youngest son of flamenco guitarist Tito Losada. Since childhood, he collaborated as a dancer in numerous shows (at only 4 years old he recorded a CD with his group Adali).

Years later, Antonio quit singing and chose the flamenco cajón instead. He is a skilled percussionist and regularly performs with his bother Lucky Losada.

He has toured with various artists such as Antonio Canales, Lola Greco and Cecilia Gómez. He also performs frequently with his father.

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Tókalo: Flamenco Percussion Celebration in Madrid

Flamenco percussionists and students will celebrate the cajón with Tókalo, on December 22 at the Galileo Galilei venue in Madrid.

The cajón flamenco is a Spanish variation of the Peruvian cajón originally introduced into flamenco by Paco de Lucia’s percussionist, Rubem Dantas.

9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Calle Galileo, 100
Phone: 91 5347557/58
Metro stations: Islas Filipinas and Canal

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Rubem Dantas to Present Cajon Tour in Seville

Innovative Granada-based Brazilian percussionist Rubem Dantas is set to perform in Seville, Spain as part of his Cajon Tour. The concert will take place Tuesday, May 9th at Teatro Central. Acclaimed singer La Susi will appear as guest artist.

Rubem Dantas introduced the Peruvian cajón to flamenco nearly 40 years ago, as part of Paco de Lucía’s band. Since then, the cajón has become a regular instrument in most flamenco ensembles.

Dantas will be presenting pieces from his most recent solo album Festejo along with covers of composiitons by Paco de Lucía, Camarón de la Isla, La Susi, Vinícius de Moraes, José Fernández and Justo Heredia.

The lineup includes Rubem Dantas (percusssion), Saray Fernández La Pitita (dance), Justo Heredia Malaguita (vocals), Joaquín Sánchez (clarinet and harmonica), José María Pedraza Petaca (piano), José Fernández Petete (flamenco guitar) and La Susi (vocals).

 

 

Tickets available from www.elcorteingles.es and 902400222

More information at www.teatrocentral.es and www.institutoandaluzdelflamenco.es

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Artist Profiles: Cepillo

Cepillo

Percussionist Ángel Sánchez González, a.k.a. Cepillo, has become one of the essential accompanists of today’s best flamenco musicians and shows. He was born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cadiz province, Spain). Since his early years, he played his rhythms with flamenco, rock, jazz fusion and Brazilian musicians and groups.

Cepillo is a regular on the concerts of renowned artists such as Gerardo Núñez, Manolo Sanlúcar, Tomatito, Duquende, Carmen Cortés, Carmen Linares, Rafael Riqueni, Esperanza Fernández, Vicente Amigo, Isidro Muñoz, José Miguel Évora, José Antonio Galicia, Javier Barón, La Tobala, Pedro Sierra, Tino di Geraldo, Perico Sambeat, Michael Brecker, Renaud García Fons and Zakir Hussain, among others.

Cepillo has had a long career, performing throughout Spain and appearing in some of the best venues and festivals in Spain and abroad.

He has appeared in numerous recordings, including ‘Un ramito de locura’ by Carmen Linares, Jazzpaña, ‘Gerardo Núñez presenta. La Nueva Escuela de la Guitarra Flamenca’ and more.

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