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.
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Paco de Lucía, one of the greatest flamenco guitarists in history has died at age 66. A great loss to Andalucía, Spain, and humanity.
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It is reported that he died in Cancun (Mexico) of a heart attack while playing with his children on the beach.
One of the best flamenco guitarists of the 20th century, Sabicas (b. 16 March 1912 in Pamplona, Spain; d. 14 April 1990 in New York.) is playing the famous “Malagueña”, a song by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona; written in 1928, it was originally the sixth movement of Lecuona’s Suite Andalucia.
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The song has since become a popular, jazz, marching band, and drum corps standard and has been provided with lyrics in several languages.
Three great versions of “Concierto de Aranjuez“, a composition for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. The first version is from Paco de Lucia, the famous Flamenco guitarist. The second version is from Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Yepes, and the third version is from Australian classical guitarist John Williams.
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