Santiago Lara features his first single in «Flamencovers»: SPEECHLESS

This week, on Solera Flamenca, we are bringing you a really special video by the maestro of sonanta Santiago Lara. It is a cover from the Disney film Aladín: “SPEECHLESS”. This tune is the first of several ones to come, which will be part of his latest project: “FLAMENCOVERS”, an album which will make us enjoy different versions which, in words of the artist himself, “have been really close to many people´s hearts”.

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.

Along with these two great artists, he has played in such prestigious concert halls, such as Teatro Real (Madrid), Queen Elizabeth Theatre (London), Theatre de la Ville (Paris), Maison de la danse (Lyon), Ewerk (Berlin)… As a soloist, he has performed in other world-class venues, such as the Bimhuis (Amsterdam) or the International House of Music (Moscow)… among others.

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.