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Vicente Amigo – A Flamenco Guitarist to Know


Vicente Amigo won a Latin Grammy for the Best Flamenco Album of 2001 (Ciudad de Las Ideas (City of Ideas)), the Premios Ondas award for the best Flamenco work of 2002 and the 2015 Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes (Spain´s equivalent of the National Medal of Arts), among many other awards. His first major U.S. tour began in March 2016 and included appearances at New York's Carnegie Hall and Miami's Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center.

Born in Guadalcanal, a small village in Seville, Spain, in 1967, Vicente Amigo grew up and lives in Córdoba. He started studying guitar when he was eight.

"I come from flamenco, I have a great respect for flamenco and it would probably be impossible for me to leave flamenco. It's a way to feel and it is rooted that deeply in me."

Having worked with such artists as Sting ("Send Your Love" from Sting's Sacred Love) and renowned Brazilian jazz pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias, multi-Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer Pat Metheny called Vicente Amigo, "The greatest guitarist alive."

Stay Thirsty Magazine is pleased to feature Vicente Amigo's outstanding video, Tangos Del Arco Bajo, because he is a major talent who deserves greater recognition in the U.S and around the world.





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