One of the leading voices of a new generation of flamenco singers, carrying forward respect for the traditions of the genre while infusing them with contemporary relevance.
Born into a Gypsy family, he grew up singing and at age eleven won his first television contest. At the age of 18 he recorded his first album and joined Carlos Saura’s company.
In the decade and a half that followed, he released three more – the most recent, Amor, was nominated for a 2021 Latin Grammy – and a series of singles working with independent producer El Guincho, which brought orchestral electronic enhancements to the raw beauty of his music. free music. -flowing voice and telepathic guitar accompaniment from longtime collaborator Diego del Morao. Israel Fernández draws from the deep well of flamenco to captivate new audiences with its timeless power.
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