05 Feb Paco de Amparo
Francisco Zambrana Torres, a gipsy guitarist, also known as PACO DE AMPARO in the flamenco guitar world, was born in Morón de la Frontera (Cádiz) in 1969. He is part of a family with a long tradition of flamenco guitarists: Grandnephew of the legendary Diego del Gastor, grandson of Luis Torres Cádiz´s and Joselero de Morón, and also nephew of Diego de Morón and Andorrano.
It would take really long to go through the whole list of artists Paco de Amparo has worked with. However, we can remark some of them: Gaspar de Utrera, Nano de Jerez, Antonio Canales, Juana Maya, Luis el Zambo, Juan de Juan, La Susi, etc. In 1998 he started to collaborate with the singer Martirio. Shortly after, he became one of the main performers in his flamenco band, Son de la Frontera.
Paco de Amparo is indeed one of the ambassadors of Moron´s playing, a very particular one, rhythmically speaking. The strumming, along with the Hammer-ons and pull-offs are especially relevant, creating tunes and harmonies which can make the most reserved audience really excited.