Tico Tico (Paco de Lucia)

Paco de Lucia plays Zequinha de Abreu’s “Tico Tico”

One of the best flamenco guitarists ever, Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia plays Zequinha de Abreu’s “Tico Tico”, the best known work of the Brazilian composer. Because of the lack of written tradition, Tico-Tico is played in various melodic versions all over the world.

Zequinha de Abreu
Zequinha de Abreu

José Gomes de Abreu, better known as Zequinha de Abreu (September 19, 1880 – January 22, 1935) was a Brazilian musician and composer.

Abreu was born in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro. He is best known for the famous choro tune “Tico-Tico no Fubá” (1917), whose original title was “Tico-Tico no Farelo”. Other well-known tunes he wrote were “Branca” and “Tardes de Lindóia.” Abreu died in São Paulo, aged 54.

Here is the original “Tico Tico”: Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel

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