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Segundo Falcón - Flamenco singing / "Cante"

About Segundo Falcón

Segundo Falcón

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Name: Segundo Falcón

Type: Flamenco singing / "Cante"

Place of birth: Sevilla

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SEGUNDO FALCÓN SÁNCHEZ, "cantaor" (flamenco singer). Segundo was born in El Viso del Alcor (Sevilla) in the bosom of a "cantaora" family: "los Janega".

Discovered by Antonio Mairena, he began to sing at the age of eight in the Flamenco Club "El Rincón del Pilar" of his native town, then visiting villages throughout Andalusia and Badajoz as Cantillana.

At age twelve, he won the prize of the "Federación de Peñas de Sevilla", which earned him credentials to share a poster for festivals in the Andalusian and Extremaduran geography with leading figures such as "Camarón", "Terremoto" or "Fosforito".

In the year 1984 coinciding with the "International Year of the Child", he recorded for Spanish television (TVE) a flamenco program directed by the flamencologist Pepe Sollo. This program was filmed in the emblematic room and flamenquisima "La trocha" de Sevilla.

In the years from 1990 to 1992, he is a great flamenco singer, working in the authentic "Universities of Flamenco": "Los Gallos","El Arenal" and "El Patio Sevillano". As well as the "tablaos": "Casa Patas" in Madrid, "El Tablao Cordobés" of Barcelona and "El Flamenco" of Tokyo. In 1992, emblematic in our country, participates in the inauguration of the Barcelona Olympics with the help of Cristina Hoyos, company with which would work throughout Europe, America and Asia. Soon after, he joined the cast of "Compañía Andaluza de Danza". It was the year 1997 when from the "Cristina Heeren Foundation", he is asked to practice as a teacher of cante, while he is in the company of Mario Maya. It is a year, 1998, in which her singing quality is demanded by the most important figures like Manuela Carrasco, Juana Maya, "El Mimbre", Javier Latorre, María Pagés, Javier Barón, Israel Galván, Pepa Montes,Milagros Mengíbarm, Fali Reina, Rosario Toledo, Pastora Galván, Juan Ramírez, Jose Fernández, Sara Baras, Antonio Canales, Beatriz Martín, Belén Fernández, Belén Maya, Andrés Marín, Rafael Campallo, Manolo Soler. "Rafael de Carmen", Antonio "el Pipa", "El Grilo", Adrián Galia, Rafael Amargo, Isabel Bayon, Concha Vargas, Carmen Albeniz, Loli Flores, Isidro Vargas, Angelita Vargas,... and a long list of artists of recognized prestige, Stage as cantaor for the dance in the Company of Eva "La Yerbabuena", with which it obtains sonadísimos successes. In parallel, he has developed his career as a soloist in his first album "Un Segundo de Cante", published in 2002, with which he won the award for "Best Flamenco Album" awarded by the most prestigious critics at national level, collecting the prize in the capital of Spain.

His professional concerns lead him to explore and get involved in the knowledge of other musics such as Hindu, Arabic, Peruvian, Mexican, Colombian and Uruguayan, demonstrating in the show "Tierra de Nadie" (of which he is an interpreter and musical director) with the "Chekara Orchestra" of Tetouan, "Gypsies of Rajasthan" (India), and the "Madueño Orchestra" of Peru, that three similar musical styles, along with Flamenco, without being the same, can be shown on the scene without any importance on the others. In his dizzying career, he has also taught Cante courses at the "University of Alburquerque" (Mexico), Tampere and Helsinki (Finland), Almuñecar (Granada), Pablo de olavide de Carmona (Seville) and "Institute of the Arab world" in Paris, As well as some other Spanish and French universities.

In 2004, Segundo Falcón stands with two "Giraldillos" for the best male performer at the Seville "Bienal de Flamenco" and the best show of other musics "Tierra de nadie" with the "Chekara Orchestra" of Tetouan and the "Maharahá Orchestra" of Rajasthan, with who later performed at the Festival "Las Andalucías Atlánticas", in the Moroccan city of Essaouira in September 2005, as well as other national and international festivals.

The cantaor repeated again to close the year 2005 in the "Festival entre Culturas" of Seville, celebrated in the "Teatro Lope de Vega" and accompanied for the occasion of Paco Jarana, Salvador Gutiérrez and Antonio Coronel, Pedro Ricardo Miño, Andrés Marín, "El Lebrijano". To which the "Banda de Pelo Madueño" (Peru), the "Maharahá Orchestra" of Rajasthan and, finally, the "Chekara" of Tetuan, under the pretext of uniting under the baton of flamenco, different and diverse musical traditions, a tendency that occupies him, and with them all he goes to the "Festival de La Luna Mora" in Guaro (Málaga) (2006), "Festival Flamenco Ciudad de Algeciras" and the "Festival de la Hispanidad" (Zaragoza).

In 2006 participates in the presentation of the "Festival Fisec" in the room Manuel de falla, building of the "SGAE" of Madrid 2006 and later to the room "Galileo Galilei".

From the capital of Spain starting an American tour in the fall of 2006, which took him to the cities of Mexico DF, to offer a concert in the "Casa de la Cultura" in Mexico, in Guanajuato ("Festival Instituto Cervantino"), Ciudad de León , Buenos Aires (Argentina), at the opening of the "Cumbre de Jefes de Estado Iberoamericanos" in Montevideo (Uruguay).

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