Sunday, October 11, 2015   

Paco de Lucia: master of pulsating Spanish rhythms
(02-26 17:00)

Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, who often headlined major concerts, has died in Mexico of a heart attack, at the age of 66, officials in his hometown of Algeciras said.
Born Francisco Sanchez Gomez, the master guitarist helped to modernize the Spanish flamenco tradition, which is fused with Arabic and Sephardic influences, and take it to a global audience during his decades-long career.
Audiences the world over often offered long ovations to de Lucia, whose music-making combined with percussion such as the cajón and drums, evoked heavy emotional responses.—AFP/The Standard

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