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Vicente Amigo Girol (born 25 March 1967) is a Spanish flamenco composer and guitarist, born in Guadalcanal near Seville. He has played as an accompanying guitarist on recordings by flamenco singers Camarón de la Isla, and Luis de Córdoba, and he has acted as a producer for Remedios Amaya and José Mercé. His album Ciudad de las Ideas won the 2001 Latin Grammy for the Best Flamenco Album[1] and the 2002 Ondas award for the best Flamenco work.

Vicente Amigo
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Amigo in 2008
Background information
Birth nameVicente Amigo Girol
Born (1967-03-25) 25 March 1967 (age 52)
OriginGuadalcanal, Seville, Andalusia, Spain
GenresFlamenco music
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1988–present
Websitevicenteamigo.com/en/

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BiographyEdit

Amigo was raised in Córdoba, where he took guitar lessons and later improved his playing with Manolo Sanlúcar, with whom he worked for ten years. After a period of accompaniment which began alongside El Pele, he started to devote himself almost exclusively to playing concerts in 1988. De Mi Corazón al Aire ("From Out of My Heart", 1991) was his first solo record. An admirer of Paco de Lucía since childhood, Amigo took part with him in the show "Leyendas de la guitarra" (Legends of the Guitar) that was held in Seville.

Amigo has taken part in recordings by Khaled, Miguel Bosé, Carmen Linares, Manolo Sanlúcar, Wagner Tiso, Rosario, Nacho Cano, Alejandro Sanz, Sting, etc., and has shared the stage with the greatest of contemporary artists: Paco de Lucía, Stanley Jordan, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Milton Nascimento.

DiscographyEdit

  1. De mi corazón al aire (1991)
  2. Vivencias Imaginadas (1995)
  3. Poeta (1997)
  4. Ciudad de las Ideas (2000)
  5. Ciudad de las Ideas – en concierto desde Córdoba(Live DVD) (2004)
  6. Un Momento en el Sonido (2005)
  7. Paseo De Gracia (2009)
  8. "Vivencias" La Obra Completa de un Genio (2010)
  9. Tierra (2013)
  10. Memoria de los Sentidos (2017)
  11. Mi Reencuentro (2018), with Potito

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harrigan, Tom (1 November 2001). "Alejandro Sanz takes top Latin Grammys in terror-delayed ceremony". The Register-Guard. p. 3D. Retrieved 18 June 2013.

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