SonAires de la Frontera was the reincarnation of the critically acclaimed Andalusian band Son de la Frontera. Flamenco guitarist Paco de Amparo’s new musical project continued his combination of flamenco genres with world music elements.
Based in one of the cradles of flamenco, Moron de la Frontera (Spain), SonAires de la Frontera included young musicians who were deeply influenced by the legacy of the legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor. The debut album was titled Moroneando.
The band included three guitarists: Paco de Amparo, Ignacio de Amparo and Shimun Murk. The mandola played by Keko Baldomero wass added to the mix; it is an unconventional instrument in the world of flamenco and added an exotic element to the group’s sound.
David el Galli and Jesus Santiago provided the vocals. Isidro was on percussion. Luis Torres added palmas (handclap percussion) and vocals; and J. Gregorio Lovera played violin. The band included a dancer, Mercedes de Moron.
Flamenco guitarist Paco De Amparo was born in 1969 in Morón de la Frontera, Spain, into a family with a long lineage of great flamenco guitarists. He is the great nephew of Diego del Gastor, the nephew of Luis Torres Cadiz, “Joselero de Morón” and also the nephew of Diego de Morón and Andorrano.
Paco’s extensive list of sideman credits includes work with Juana Amaya, Antonio Canales, Gaspar de Utrera, Luis “El Zambo”, Manuel Molina, Rafael de Utrera and Jose Merce. In 1998 he began to collaborate with the singer Martirio and soon thereafter became one of the lead guitarists of her flamenco group.
He also worked with dancer Antonio Canales in his performance titled “Bailaor” which was presented at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla in 2002 and also collaborated on the album Solo Compas, en vivo desde Moron De La Frontera. He appears on Martirio’s album Mucho Corazon.
Paco De Amparo formed a flamenco fusion group called Son de la Frontera. The group later disbanded and Paco formed a new incarnation called SonAires de la Frontera. The new ensemble released Moroneando in 2010.
Mucho Corazón, with Martirio (Sunnyside, 2001) Cal, with Son De La Frontera (World Village, 2007
Moroneando, with SonAires De La Frontera (Bujío Producciones, 2010)
Alma de mi guitarra (2017)
One of the hottest bands form southern Spain will be making their debut at Madrid’s iconic Galileo Galilei music club. SonAires de la Frontera, led by Flamenco guitarist Paco de Amparo will be presenting their new album titled Moroneando. SonAires de la Frontera is the new project formed by the founder of the critically acclaimed Flamenco Nuevo band Son de la Frontera.
The concert will take place on Friday, September 17th at 21:00 (9 pm). Ticket: 10 €
SonAires de la Frontera is the reincarnation of the critically acclaimed Andalusian band son de la Frontera. Flamenco guitarist Paco de Amparo’s new musical adventure continues his combination of flamenco genres with world music elements. Based in one of the cradles of flamenco, Moron de la Frontera (Sevilla province, Spain), SonAires de la Frontera includes young musicians who are deeply influenced by the legacy of the legendary Diego del Gastor.
The debut album is titled Moroneando and it is out on the Bujio label, which has become one of the finest independent labels in Spain, releasing some of the best new talent in southern Spain in the areas of flamenco, flamenco nuevo and various fusions. Continue reading Superb Flamenco Airs→
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