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Juan Habichuela

Spanish flamenco guitarist

Juan Habichuela ( Juan Carmona Carmona; 1933 – 30 June 2016)[1][2] was a Spanish flamenco guitarist. He began his artistic life as a dancer, and later learned guitar.

Juan Habichuela
Guitarist Habichuela playing flamenco guitar, looking at left hand fingers, right hand thumb preparing apoyando ("rest stroke") attack on fifth string
Juan Habichuela, flamenco guitarist
Background information
Birth nameJuan Carmona Carmona
Also known asJuan Habichuela
Born1933
Granada, Spain
DiedJune 30, 2016(2016-06-30) (aged 82–83)
Madrid, Spain
GenresFlamenco
OccupationsGuitar instrumentalist
InstrumentsFlamenco guitar

He wrote songs with many famous Spanish musicians such as Manolo Caracol, Juan Valderrama, Fosforito, and Enrique Morente. He was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Flamenco Album in 2000. Habichuela received the Latin Grammy Trustees Award in 2012 for "significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording during their careers".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Muere Juan Habichuela, uno de los grandes de la guitarra flamenca". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. "Adiós a Juan Habichuela, un espejo de virtudes" [Farewell to Juan Habichuela, a mirror of virtues]. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. "Luz Casal, Leo Dan, Rita Moreno, Milton Nascimento, Daniela Romo, Poncho Sanchez, And Toquinho To Be Honored With The Latin Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award". PR Newswire. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2016.