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Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Joaquin Gallegos - Flamenco Guitar

Joaquin Gallegos - Flamenco Guitar

APAPACHO - ACARICIAR WITH THE SOUL (nahuatl) "E l'amore si fa - Salvabrani
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Joaquin Gallegos was born on July 25th, 1978 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He's from a family of artists and musicians, starting music studies at age 7 and playing the guitar at 9 years old. Joaquin has made Andalucia his second home having spent several years living, studying and performing there and in the United States as well as in Latin America. He lived among gypsy clans in Sacromonte, Granada, learning the art of accompanying sing and dance. Some of Joaquin's most important teachers have been Chuscales, Manolo Sanlucar, El Viejin, Emilio Maya and Anton Jimenez. Joaquin won 1st prize at the 2002 EXPO Flamenco Competition at the International Flamenco Festival of Albuquerque and was a finalist at the 2007 II International Competition "Nino Ricardo" of Murcia. His first album, 'La Jornada', was released in 2005 and Joaquin has recorded on many artists' albums and toured with Live Flamenco Carlota Santana, EntreFlamenco and as a solo artist. His second album, 'Nuevos Comienzos', was released in 2015 and has received critical acclaim for it's composition, innovation, and technical virtuosity. His fluid technical expression, deep rithmic sensibility and prolific composing abilities have made Joaquin a sought after guitarist for solo performances, accompaniment for flamenco artists such as Antonio Farmer, Lakshmi Basile, and Nino de los Reyes, jazz, world and soul music collabortaions, and The composer of soundtracks for films.

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