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Raimundo Amador

True to its history and culture is one of the most important Spanish musicians, personal and charismatic. It’s a simple man, gypsy and honest, the music that comes naturally. Rooted in tradition, while open to other music that have a common heart, still sharing stages and recordings with artists from diverse genres. Raimundo Amador learned flamenco with his father who still touches any of its flourishes. Flamenco lived in the street in the same environment and met the great rock and blues that have always fascinated him so much and who has tried to approach without sacrificing flamenco: Dylan, Hendrix ... His ability to internalize all the sounds he hears has become one of the main architects of miscegenation between flamenco and other music, not in vain was the founder of both groups and most significant pioneers of fusion: Veneno (1977), with his brother Rafael and Kiko Veneno, and Pata Negra (1981), alone with his brother. In this crossbreeding Raimundo Amador and hardened arrived with his guitar accompaniment to singers and dancers of his dynasty and Montoya family and collaborations with flamenco great Paco de Lucía and Camarón, with the latter already intend to flamenco- rock. Pata Negra recorded four albums with brothers Rafael and Raimundo to the head (Pata Negra in 1981, Rock Gitano in 1982, in 1986 and Guitarras Callejeras and Blues de la Frontera in 1987. Last two albums of the band (“Inspiración y Locura“ and ” Como una vara verde“) throws Rafael and Raimundo Amador solo starts another step in his musical life.

Always surrounded by excellent musicians in the band accompanying him in concerts or cooperate in their records, or engaging him in his recordings: BB King, Björk, Camarón, Enrique Morente, Paco de Lucía, Tomatito, Howe Gelb, Antonio Carmona, Remedios Amaya, Cathy Claret, Lole y Manuel, Sorderita, Ketama, Kiko Veneno, Auserón Santiago, Andres Calamaro, Mala Rodríguez, La Familia Montoya , Martyrdom, La Guardia, not tread on me that I Sandals, Rosario, Jose Soto “Sordera” Lin Cortés, Luz Casal, Antonio Flores, Los Rodriguez, Nacho Garcia Vega, Nacho Campillo, Malevaje, ... and an almost endless list. The best-known collaboration, and perhaps most appreciated by Raimundo, is the blues artist B. B. King, who participated in his first solo album (Gerundina, 1995), as well as the tour that featured artists throughout the country, starting in Las Ventas Bullfighting Ring in Madrid, in 1995. In his discography can find albums like Gerundina (Universal 1995), En la Sequin de Las Vegas (Universal 1997), Noches de Flamenco y Blues (Universal 1998), Un okupa en tu corazón (Universal 2000), Isla Menor 2003 (Universal 2003 ), Mundo Amador (Universal 2005) and Medio hombre medio guitarra (Diagonal Music 2010).

Today their positive energy grows at the same rate as your collection of guitars and playing just think and create. “Medio hombre medio guitarra” is the new work with which premieres tour confirming his genius and spirit free in the choice of styles The new draft Raimundo Amador is comprised of thirteen new songs and an adaptation of the classic “Casitas Blancas” by Eric Burdon, conducted by Santiago Auserón. On this album, which hits stores on hand of Diagonal Music, Raimundo is true to where fuses flamenco, blues, rock and Reagge in a very personal and nuanced. Raimundo offers us his particular vision of flamenco and blues intertwine and offers the public original sounds and harmonies with the purest respect for both styles. Raimundo, always stood by the fusion of music, also included in this paper as are other sounds, in this case, hip hop, represented by Zatu (SFDK), with whom he shares the theme “Yo Huto”. In “Medio hombre medio guitarra,” Raimundo features collaborations as special as those of Santiago Auserón, Zatu (SFDK), Matt Bianco, Richard Ray Farrell, Diego Amador, El Pele, and unfortunately deceased, Antonio Vega. This is definitely a work of craftsman made with hands, wooden body with six strings and an open mind that has resulted in the most personal work of Raimundo Amador. As a major development, we must add that in 2012 becomes the first Spanish artist to become international Fender artist.

Dossier Raimundo Amador