David Carmona

Sueños de Locura

To be admitted to maestro Manolo Sanlúcar’s guitar school you have to be of a special mould. Guitar wizard David Carmona (Granada, 1985) was discovered by Sanlucár and proclaimed as his “adoptive son, only heir, the future of flamenco guitar playing”, thus following in the footsteps of illustrious flamenco guitarists like Rafael Riqueni, Niño de Pura and Vicente Amigo. The young guitarist from Granada is happy to dedicate his life to the guitar. “On stage, I’m on holiday.”

On his debut album Sueños de Locura (Dreams of Insanity), David Carmona creates new flamenco harmonies for the musical connoisseur. When he plays, his strings seem to pluck the notes from the air and house them loosely in a theme. His compositions are not clear-cut, they are more like sketches capturing the scent, the spirit of the old cantes (songs) using a freer scale, the “mixolidio”, the road to new flamenco horizons as shown to him by Sanlucár. The most important lesson from his master? “A musician must be a human being first and foremost. It’s your humanity that is the source of your music.”

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Credits

David Carmona – guitar
Kiki Morente – vocals
Agustín Diassera – percussion

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