Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fosforito _ Rito y Geografïa del cante Flamenco _ English subtitles

Rito y Geografïa del cante Flamenco, vol. 12, chapter 1, broadcast 52. "FOSFORITO" - 13 November 1972. Guitar, the great Juan Habichuela
Antonio Fernández Díaz 'Fosforito' (b. Puente Genil, Córdoba province, August 3, 1932), flamenco singer.

Before turning pro, his stage name was Antonio de Puente Genil, or Genil. "Fosforito" was also used by another singer, Francisco Motto "Fosforito" although no relation between them.

Fosforito made a brilliant debut in the National Competition of Cante Jondo, 1956, in Córdoba. It was the second competition after the first contest held in Granada in 1922, with the support of Manuel de Falla, Federico García Lorca, and other leaders of the Spanish Andalusian culture.

This time the young singer, 23, unknown except in his region, broke a record and proved to be a singer as deep as he was complete. Despite going to the competition after recovering from a condition in the voice, Fosforito swept the hundred contestants who came from all over Spain. He won the honor jury prize unanimously for (siguiriya, martinete, and saeta) the first prize in each section of song. He was then signed by Philips, where he recorded his first records, and is the author of most of the songs. Currently, he has published more than 26 albums of all styles and variants of flamenco.

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