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Legendary Guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away

Feb 27, 2014 18:46 IST

Legendary Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away in Mexico on 26 February 2014. He was 66.

He recorded his first album at the age of 18 in Madrid. He was reputed for a series of flamenco albums in the 1970’s which inspired a New Flamenco movement. He is known for his blending Flamenco music with Jazz, classical and other genres. He was also a producer and composer.

Some of his best works are Río Ancho, Entre dos aguas, La Barrosa, Ímpetu, Cepa Andaluza and Gloria al Niño Ricardo.

Some Awards won by him

• He won UK Bafta award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985.
• He won Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias Prize for Art in 2004.
• He won the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts in 1992.
• He won two Latin Grammy awards in 2004 and 2012.

Quick Digest

Who: Guitarist Paco de Lucia

Where: Mexico

What: passed away

When: 26 February 2014

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