Esperanza Fernández - Flamenco singing / "Cante"
About Esperanza Fernández
ESPERANZA FERNÁNDEZ VARGAS, "cantaora" (Flamenco female singer). She was born in 1966, in the district of Triana, Seville. More well-known with the artistic name of Esperanza Fernández, it has received the flamenco heritage of a family of important "cantaores", guitarists and "bailaores". Endowed with a privileged condition to sing, she can interprets different and varied styles.
At the age of sixteen she appeared for the first time as a singer of a major show, "El Amargo" by "Mario Maya", and since then she has made a continuous progress sharing stages with artists such as Paco de Lucía, Camarón de la Isla, Rafael Riqueni and Enrique Morente .
In 1994 he starred with Enrique Morente the show "A Oscuras". In year 2000 he was presented at the Seville Biennial with Gerardo Nuñez and in the New York Flamenco Reunion (fusion of jazz and flamenco).
Her career continues starring major events, and was recognized with various awards such as the Andalusian Youth Flamenco Award, the Clara Campoamor Award, the "El Público" award for her album "Recuerdos", three awards in the IX Flamenco Today of Flamenco Criticism for her album "Recuerdos", the "Giraldillo del Cante" award by the XV Flamenco Biennial of Seville 2008, the Al Andalus Prize 2009 or the Andalusian Gitano Prize 2009, in addition to the Sevilla Medal in 2011.
Her sense of rithm, her tuning and a voice rich in nuances, allow her to break through both the more traditional ways of flamenco and other experiences close to fusion and miscegenation.