Spanish Flamenco Music
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- Pepe Habichuela
Pepe Habichuela (1944 - )
Pepe Habichuela, born in 1944 in Granada, lives in Madrid since 1964; that was where his career took off: in the famous Tablao "Torres Bermeias". Together with his brother Juan, Pepe is one of the most renowned figures of the Guitar Dynasty of the Habichuela family. Two other brothers also belong to this family, Luis and Carlos. The Flamenco Fusion Group "Ketama", which includes Pepe’s sons as musicians, further reflects the successful musical continuation of this Dynasty.
Pepe Habichuela made his name when he collaborated with great singers such as Juanito Valderrama, Pepe Marchena, Carmen Linares, Camarón de la Isla and Enrique Morente as well as joint works with representatives from other musical styles, for example with jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. Several international tours gave him exposure to other countries besides Spain and thus increased his popularity.
Habichuela has released two Albums, on which his solo pieces are recorded. One of them, appearing in 1983 was entitled “A Mandeli”, a tribute to his grandfather and founder of the Dynasty. The album features pieces which have reached very high Standards in the Flamenco scene, as have those released on his second album, “Habichuela en rama” in 1997.
The name Pepe Habichuela stands for new as well as traditional Flamenco. Even so, Pepe is constantly looking to use his creativity and openness of mind to look into new things and other music styles, resulting in a unique style of his own – a particularly interesting fusion of traditional and modern tones.