Arcángel - Flamenco singing / "Cante"
Name: Francisco Jose Arcángel Ramos
Type: Flamenco singing / "Cante"
Place of birth: Huelva
FRANCISCO JOSÉ ARCÁNGEL RAMOS, known artistically as Arcángel, cantaor. He was born in Huelva in 1977.
With only 10 years begins in the cante, but until 1998 does not begin to be recognized its artistic value. It had its beginning in the cycle of El Monte and later in the X Bienal of Flamenco of Sevilla, where public and critic praises its voice in the spectacles of Cadiz to Cuba, of Mario Maya; Abanaó, by Juan Carlos Romero; Six flamenco dance movements by Pepa Montes and Ricardo Miño, Sansueña by José Joaquín and Compadres by Manolo Franco and Niño de Pura.
From that moment, Arcángel sings to dance to figures like Javier Barón y Eva Yerbabuena, or collaborating with the guitarist Vicente Amigo, emphasizing again in the Bienal of Flamenco of Sevilla in the spectacles of Eva Yerbabuena, in Flamenco (2001) next to Segundo Falcón and the Chekkara Orchestra of Tetouan, and later in Galvánicas (2002), by Israel Galván.
His first recordings appear in the collective discs Solo compás (1998), in the Historia Antológica del Fandango de Huelva (1999) and in Territorio Flamenco (2003), until he takes his first self-titled album, Arcángel (2001) Which won the Andalucía Young Award 2002 or the National Flamenco Active Prize of Úbeda. At the Flamenco Bienal in Sevilla in 2002, he received the Giraldillo Prize for Best Singing Artist, and, a few days later, Venencia Flamenca, by Los Palacios and Villafranca.
In 2004 and next to the composer and guitarist Juan Carlos Romero, it publishes his second disc of the title La Calle Perdida that receives complimentary critics. In 2006, he released his third record production with the title of Ropavieja and in 2008 he toured the stage with his homage to Manolo Caracol in a show titled Zambra 5.1.
In 2012 he receives together with Fahmi Alqhai, the Giraldillo, the Best Music of the Sevilla Bienal of Flamenco for the show Las idas y las vueltas. In 2015 he published his album "Tablao" recorded in three emblematic flamenco stages, Madrid's Corral de la Morería, Cordobés de Barcelona y El Arenal de Sevilla. Produced by Isidro Sanlúcar and in traditional format, with Miguel Ángel Cortés y Dani de Morón to the touch and Los Mellis in choirs and palms, "Tablao" promises to reflect the essence of the concept of these popular local, its musical structure and closeness to the public .
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