Something is cooking in Solera Flamenca…

As many of you may have read on the Barcelona Jazz Festival website, at Solera Flamenca we are immersed in a new musical project; a project we have always wanted to carry out… the production of an album.

For some months now, Jerónimo Maya has been recording an album together with hip hop artists Ciniko and Xinkoa This album is produced by Solera Flamenca and Pedro Javier González and recorded in Solera Flamenca entirely with one of our most prized guitars: Miguel Rodríguez 1968, (with which we have also recorded other great works such as Alcázar de Cristal by Rafael Riqueni). An original idea by Jordi Franco, who selected the artists and got the project started with the collaboration of Pedro Javier.

This is one of the projects which we have put the most affection into and we are convinced that it will be a real bombshell for its message, its artistic quality, but above all, for its intention.

This album does not pretend to be a flamenco album, nor a rap or hip-hop album… no! We never liked labels, especially when we talk about art. This is a MUSIC album in which we will find flamenco guitar in its purest state and the most avant-garde hip hop, always respecting each other and allowing each other their own space through the same common thread. A different kind of music, created by true geniuses, which like all good music, its only aim is to connect with our conscience, convey feelings and awaken emotions.

Soon we will be bringing you news about its launch, concerts and everything related to the project!!!!

Jerónimo Maya, a true genius of the instrument and a direct descendant of the legendary guitarist Ramón Montoya, began his musical career at the early age of five and immediately began to be recognised as a ‘child prodigy’ by the public and the flamenco community, receiving the recognition of the great masters such as Sabicas and Paco de Lucia. His playing, besides being virtuous, brims with personality and character.

His complex harmonies and musical conception are ahead of his time. He is undoubtedly the most complete artist in its full meaning to carry out this project; it is amazing to be able to contemplate him in person, up close, in that almost mystical and very special atmosphere of the creation and composition of a work. His guitar is full of energy and, at times, gives the feeling of being in front of a whole orchestra.

Throughout his career he has accompanied numerous cantaores: Diego el Cigala, Chano Lobato, Esperanza Fernández, Estrella Morente, José de la Tomasa and, more assiduously, his uncle Ricardo Losada el Yunque, Ginesa Ortega or Paco del Pozo. He has also shared billing with artists such as Paco de Lucia, Camarón de la isla or Sabicas, artists with whom he shared a close friendship.

Xinkoa has been an urban music producer since 1995. He began his musical career producing Jesuly and was signed by Avoid Records, one of the few labels of the time dedicated to hip-hop. He released his first album as a producer with this label, featuring artists such as Zenit, Bako, Keyo, Traffik, Demasiado De, El Tralla, etc.

In his more than 20 years as a producer, he has produced artists such as Ciniko, Nadal015, Miranda, Morodo, Fyahbwoy, Shotta, Gordo Master, Spanish Fly, Ambkor, Anier, Blake, Pino, Soriano, Alba Dreid, Vicky Giraldez, Andrew Neiman, Sule B, El niño Snake and a long etcetera.

Eloi Yebra Serrano, better known as Ciniko, has spent his entire life singing and being faithful to the purest and most genuine kind of rap, the underground, the one he believes in and the one he really feels and needs.

Ciniko is considered by many to be an ‘old-school’ rapper, although he considers himself to be more ‘middle-school’, as he explains that many years before he started out in the rap world, rap was already in full swing. After many years of making songs, he made his first EP work in 2007 with Teoría del nada, a work that put him onto the national scene.

He thereafter has had a great career: Recital de Ideales (2008), Adiós 2008 de mierda (2008), Amor en tiempos de guerra with Lhanze (2009) , La teoría del todo (2011), VII with Sio (2012), Puro y duro with Delorian (2014), Classic (2015), 30 tacos (2015), Modo experto (2016), 24h (2016) and La teoría del fin (2019), where he has brought out the purest version of rap, in an attempt to place this musical genre where it deserves to be.

José Antonio Martín “Salao” was born in Almeria, son of an Andalusian family in Alosno, home of fandango. Salao is one of the surprises of flamenco in Catalonia. An exceptional artist, really surprising, with outstanding creativity, adaptable singing and uniqueness of his tessitura.