28 Oct Santiago Lara arrives to Solera Flamenca
This week on Solera Flamenca we are bringing you Santiago Lara´s flamenco guitar. He is a young guitarist with a consolidated career as a guitar performer, with dazzling creative skills. Consequently, he has become one of the outstanding performers of flamenco nowadays.
For this recording, Santiago Lara is accompanied by the clapping and cheering (jaleos) of Diego Amaya (Chicuelo´s son) and Juan Mateo, a true master of rhythm, who has worked along with first-level artists, such as Chicuelo or Juan Ramón Caro… among many others.
There is no doubt Santiago Lara is regarded as one of the most important names in this new generation of flamenco guitarists. Born in Jerez, he was awarded at the age of 30 with some of the most prestigious guitar awards, such as Seville biennial and the Cordoba´s Flamenco National Contest 2013 (2nd position).
Santiago Lara is a producer, composer and musical director. He has already released three albums. He has travelled all five continents, accompanying maestro Manolo Sanlucar, participating in his recordings and tours with the symphonic orchestra. In addition, he composes music for every single show of the renowed dancer Mercedes Ruiz, with whom he has worked in several tours all around the world.
Regarding his performances, it is worth mentioning his participation in Seville Biennial and Cordoba Guitar Festival. As a producer, apart from his own albums, he has worked on three albums for singers of the new generation, like José Lara, Londro and David Lagos. Santiago, a serious and devoted artist, is known for his constant development of his own music language, fairly easy to recognize as soon as he starts playing.
As a soloist, he has performed in plenty of different contests and venues, such as Jerez Festival, Seville Biennial, Cordoba Guitar Festival, Cajasol Flamenco Thursdays, Mont de Marsan Flamenco Festival, (France), Tampere Flamenco Festival (Finland), “Queretaro Flamenco Festival” (Mexico), “Bimhuis” in Amsterdam, Music House in Moscú, the German Embassy or London Flamenco Festival, among others.
In today´s production we will be offering you a dazzling buleria where Miguel´s good taste and expressivity are more than proved, accompanied by the clapping and cheering of Juan Mateo and Diego Amaya. A video recorded with a guitar made by the maker José López Bellido 2017, an incredible guitar, with a really powerful and flamenco touch, just like our protagonist´s skills.