Antonio Campos

Foto Antonio Campos

Concert: Tuesday July 30th, at 21.00h, Centre Cultural La Mercè. Tickets: 15-10€

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He was born in Tarragona in 1972, son of Andalusian. He started listening to flamenco in the cradle, and he began to play flamenco guitar at an early age. He started as a guitarist in Granada playing at dance academies and peñas accompanying the cante for almost a decade.

He started singing by chance, in the disk Graná baila por Tangos, he made a version of tangos. The bailaora (dancer) from Granada known as Angustias la Mona offered him work as a cantaor (singer) in La Reina Mora tablao, in Sacromonte, Granada, in 1997.

A year and a half later and the first time with the help of the cantaor Tony Maya, Antonio Campos started to work in some clubs in Madrid.

From this moment he begins a dazzling career without rest for all of the flamenco routes in the world, working with many of the main figures of dance such as Mario Maya, Antonio Canales, Rafaela Carrasco, Merche Esmeralda, Javier Barón, among many others.

He has been a solo cantaor and member of different projects like:

– Palo Flamenco: which blends traditional Basque music and flamenco, where Txalaparta and flamenco are given by the hand and walk on the notes of the flamenco guitar.

– Alcantara: a bridge between Morocco and Andalusia, between flamenco and Andalusian music.

– Camerata Flamenco Project: Conservatory, Jazz Club and tablao.

– Worl-Flamenco Septet: Granada, Madrid and New York, a trip to the music.

Among the many flamenco festivals and events where he took part, at national and international level, emphasise some of them:

–       Bienal de Flamenco, Sevilla .

–       Festival de Jerez.

–       Festival de Música y Danza, Granada.

–       Festival Ciutat Vella, Barcelona.

–       Festival Hola Flamenco! Belgium.

–       X Festival Flamenc de Helsinki, Finland.

–       Festival de Argeles-sur-Mer, France.

–       Festival Gnaoua and Music from the World, Esauira, Morocco.

–       Instituto Cervantes from all around the world.

He also participated in some plays like Yo no he nacido todavía (José Carlos Plaza, Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía) or Lorca (Shoji Kojima); and the opera ¡Ay Amor! El amor brujo and La vida breve, by Manuel de Falla.

He also took part in television programs and documentaries, both national and international, such as Algo más que flamenco, by the Spanish public television. He offered cante and guitar courses in countries like Finland, Japan, USA and Holland.

His discography includes: Graná baila por tangos,  Jóvenes con esencia flamenca,EmbrujoCorazón transeúnteCorral del carbón, among many others.


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