"EL AMIR" Flamenco Sextet
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"EL AMIR" Flamenco Sextet

Colmenarejo, Madrid, Spain | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | MAJOR

Colmenarejo, Madrid, Spain | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2014
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Amir is a guitar and Arabic oud virtuoso.
Fernando Neira - El País LEER

He is an extraordinary guitarist called "El Amir", an artist who has many things to tell.
José Miguel López (Discopolis) RNE3 ESCUCHAR

A guitarist who is capable of interpreting South American folclore, flamenco, heavy metal, jazz, rock, anyway, a multi ethnic man in all senses as well as on a musical level.
Alberto Martinez Arias - (El Ojo Crítico) RNE3 ESCUCHAR

It is a beautiful flamenco guitar album.
Rodolfo Póveda - (Trópico Utópico) RNE3 ESCUCHAR

However we might look at it, he is flamenco and can't be more international.
Manuel Moraga - Callejón del Cante - RNEE Exterior ESCUCHAR

Compositions that have flamenco in common but which he enhances by adding sonorous Mediterranean and Oriental essences to achieve a unique aroma.
Paco Valiente - (Los Sonidos del Planeta Azul) - Radio Universidad Valencia -ESCUCHAR

He has learned to transmit all this magic while playing the guitar.
Fernando Iñiguez - (Tarataña) - RNE3 ESCUCHAR

What a great soul behind this “Suena el Viento”.
Santiago Bustamante - (6 x 3) - RNE3 ESCUCHAR

The music has touched me and the booklet has a great didactic flavor.
Alejandro Escribano - (Círculo Flamenco) - Radio Círculo ESCUCHAR

To the guitar Amir John is what Buddha is to meditation.
Beatriz Sancho - Servimedia LEER

El Amir interprets in a masterly manner nine flamenco styles, an album that evokes Mediterranean and Arabic sounds.
Fernando Martínez- Tráfico de Tarareos LEER

El Amir is a many-sided musician with a great load of virtuosity, a capacity for interpretation and a special taste for musical fusion.
Paco Valiente - Los Sonidos del Planeta Azul LEER

El Amir has the virtue to play the guitar or any other string instrument and transport us to other places, countries and times.
Julio Castro - La República Cultural LEER

El Amir born in Freiburg is in fact an exceptional flamenco guitarist.
Main Post - Germany LEER

His playing is very flamenco and shows at the same time his great and open minded vision.
Ángel Jiménez AKELARRE FOLK LEER

Frankly a precision engineer. Fast, flexible and agile like a weasel, always with a taste for harmony and a clear and strong development in his melodies.
Miguel Iven - Arte Flamenco NDR Info Germany

To be considered one of the emerging and new flamenco guitarists
Salvatore Espósito - Blog Foolk - Italia LEER

Besides being an instrumentalist we know that the flamenco world values your capacity for composition.
Manuel Moraga - Callejón del Cante - RNEE Exterior ESCUCHAR

He's a prolific musician... Amir always is looking for his own sound.
Emilia Gálvez - Flamenkeando-Radio UdG (Universidad Guadalajara) México ESCUCHAR

He is an extraordinary guitarist called "El Amir", an artist who has many things to tell.
José Miguel López - Discopolis - RNE3 ESCUCHAR

Amir-John Haddad is a story-teller on his guitar and our. He got a remarkable guitar technique.
Mattie Poels -Music Frames - Holanda LEER - RNE Radio Nacional de España


Discography

DISCOGRAPHY

1rst album "Pasando por Tabernas"

2nd album "9 Guitarras"

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Amir John Haddad is a well known flamenco guitarist within the flamenco world, recognized for its great personality, maturity, sound and individual style. His band "El Amir" Flamenco Sextet offers us a powerful and pure flamenco concert based on its traditional elements such as vocals, dance and guitar adding different sounding instruments like violin, mandolin, bass, percussion, Arabic oud or bouzouki to create a fresh musical fusion that allows us to understand his personal view of flamenco.

After touring the world for several years with groups like Radio Tarifa, Chambao, Zoobazar, and a great number of renowned flamenco artists, Amir John Haddad "El Amir" presents his new album "9 Guitars".

A flamenco guitar CD with Mediterranean and oriental flavor. Nine original compositions, composed, produced and arranged by "El Amir". Each recorded with a different guitar built by the most recognized and prestigious guitar luthiers of the last forty years. It is "El Amir's" tribute to all guitar builders and to the flamenco guitar itself.

His music is based on the fusion of languages starting from traditional flamenco, always looking for a personal way to express. An album full of vivacity, freshness, maturity and mastery, in which "El Amir" introduces the Greek bouzouki as well the Arabic oud, two of the various instruments which he skillfully dominates.

"El Amir" delights us with its sensitivity, maturity and creativity. A great opportunity to hear the flamenco guitar and enjoy it in its most pure sense playing through the different palos of flamenco like Rondea, Taranta, Minera, Buleras, Sole, Alegras, etc...

"El Amir" plays original compositions in which we can appreciate his technical clarity, mastery of rhythm and flamenco sensibility. "El Amir" makes a journey through Andalusian geography and culture with his music and gives us a personal touch with his particular vision of the flamenco guitar.

His band El Amir Flamenco Sextet offers us a powerful and pure flamenco concert based on its traditional elements such as vocalsdance and guitar adding different sounding instruments like violin, mandolin, bass, percussion, Arabic oud or bouzouki to create a fresh musical fusion that allows us to understand his personal view of flamenco. El Amir had the opportunity to perform with his flamenco band at the 9th Veria Guitar Festival in Greece (2010), the 30th Edition of theFestival de la Guitarra de Crdoba (2010), The Moods in Zrich- Switzerland (2010) and the Festival Les Guitares in Lyon-France (2011), to name a few.


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