• CD Title: Flamenco Romantico
• Artist(s): Rafa El Tachuela
• CD Code: EUCD2029
• Tracks: 12
• Playing Time: 66:51 min
• Booklet Info in: English, German, Spanish, French
After his fruitful collaboration with master Egyptian Percussionist H. Ramzy on the best selling album Flamenco Arabe, flamenco guitar virtuso, Rafa El Tachuela, returns with a master piece of work, a collection of romantic and beautiful compositions in Flamenco Romantico.
Flamenco Romantico ('Romantic Flamenco') sets out to achieve its romantic theme by using the free forms of various different flamenco styles and rhythms. The compositions were guided by the themes which constitute a relationship between lovers, such as striving for harmony, longing, love, romantic walks, trust, quarrels and discussions, beauty and much more. Express your feelings of affection to the one you love with this wonderful album- also makes a great valentines day gift!
One of the focal points in Rafa's guitar work is the exploration of the roots and origins of flamenco and their musical connections with the ancient and complex traditional Arabian culture, which continues to have a deep influence on his compositions today.
Born in Berlin, Rafa El Tachuela began teaching himself flamenco guitar at the age of thirteen. Only two years later he made his first public appearances including, amongst others, his debut at the traditional "Quartier Latin" in Berlin. Rafa intensively studied authentic traditional flamenco as well as modern flamenco styles while with the flamenco guitarist Diego Cortés in Barcelona and on his travels through Andalusia (Jerez de la Frontera, Seville, Cadiz etc.) and Madrid. At the beginning of the 1990s he worked closely with the flamenco dancer and singer Manuel Moreno (Cordoba) and his ensemble.
Rafa has toured through Italy, Spain, Poland, Denmark and Germany as a soloist and also together with Diego Cortés, Manolo Moreno and many other artists.
“A master of the flamenco Nuevo idiom” - Rock 'n' Reel
Rafa El Tachuela
1. Armonía (Harmony) (Bulería) - 5:09
2. Bailando (Dancing) (Tangos) - 4:30
3. Añoranza De Amor (Longing for Love) (Romanza) - 4:59
4. Con Temperamento (With Temperament) (Bulería) - 3:38
5. Confianza (Confidence) (Taranta) - 6:58
6. Energía Pura (Pure Energy) (Zambra) - 6:23
7. En La Noche (In the Night) (Rondeña) - 6:46
8. Recuerdos En Tremolitos (Memories in Tremolos) (Tremolo Guitar Solo) - 3:28
9. Porque? (Why?) (Granaina - Guitar Solo) - 6:52
10. Paseo En La Selva Verde (Green Forest Promenade) (Percussion-Solo Daniel "Topo" Gioia) - 2:12
11. Volando (Flying) (Bulería lenta) - 13:30
12. Juntos En La Inspiración (Together in Inspiration) (Rumba) - 2:21