Dani de Morón & special guest Patricia Guerrero


Flamenco Biënnale 2019

With artists like Dani de Morón (1981) flamenco has a bright future. Born and raised in the southern Spanish guitar city, Morón de la Frontera, this exceptional guitarist is a natural at the traditional “alzapúa” style of playing, where the thumb is used to make the lower strings swing. At the same time he manages to draw the most wonderful new moods and harmonies from his strings. His third album, 21, where he has surrounded himself with all the great singers of this century, establishes Dani de Morón as the leader of a new Spanish guitar generation, making the flamenco tradition flourish in the 21st century.

He will bring a superb all-star flamenco cast to the Netherlands, including no less than three gypsy singers, who also contributed to his album: Duquende, Antonio Reyes, Jesús Méndez, the famous hand-clapping twins Los Mellis, and the hottest dancer of the moment, Patricia Guerrero. With their support De Morón will demonstrate why he is regarded as one of the best guitarists of his generation and why the “toque”, the flamenco guitar tradition, could not be in better hands.

Dani de Morón is Artist in Residence at the 2019 Flamenco Biennial and will also be touring the Netherlands as guitarist and composer with Patricia Guerrero’s show Distopía.



Dani de Morón
Jesús Méndez
Antonio Reyes
Antonio & Manuel Montes Saavedra ‘Los Mellis’
Patricia Guerrero

Daniel López Vicente was born in Seville on September 6, 1981, but he has always
lived in Morón de la Frontera. Morón is a town with a solid tradition of guitar players
and flamencos, and he naturally begins to play and accompany in clubs and competitions
until the need arises to learn how to play to accompany the dance; he moves then to
Seville, where the Matilde Coral Academy becomes his second home. There, he enters a
phase in which he will combine the accompaniment for cante with the accompaniment
for dance, while composing and striving towards the concert guitar playing. This diversity
of experience will open the door to great dance companies, such as the ones of Antonio
Canales, Javier Latorre or Manuela Carrasco, among others. However, the definitive
accolade reaches him when he is recruited by maestro Paco de Lucía to accompany him
as his second guitarist in the tour “Cositas Buenas”, an experience that will open a new
dimension and catapult him to the front line of the flamenco guitar.
He records the first solo album under the title of “Cambio de Sentido” (2012) which will
get the Flamenco Hoy award of the musical critic to the best solo guitar album. And at
the XVII Seville Biennial he will receive two Giraldillos, for the best concert guitar and
for the Best Show. Shortly after he would record his second solo work, “El hijo de mi
libertad” (2015). Besides, he has shared experiences in musically eclectic projects with
musicians such as Dave Liebmann, Aaron Diehl, Gerardo Núñez, Diego del Morao,
Alfredo Lagos or Concha Buika, with whom he has entered the international circuits of
Jazz and World Music.
With this third album, “21”, in which he has congregated the most important names
of the cante of this century, Dani de Morón brings definitively his guitar to a stage in
which the technique, the harmony and tunings play as important a role as the traditional
“cuerda pelá” style and the ever-present use of the thumb on the bass strings in which
he was raised as a child.