JOSEMI CARMONA

JOSEMI CARMONA

 Madrid, Madrid, ESP
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Josemi Carmona, one of the most important contemporary Spanish guitarists. Latin Grammy 2011 nominated as “Best Flamenco Album”

Biography

Josemi Carmona, one of the most important contemporary Spanish guitarists. Latin Grammy 2011 nominated as “Best Flamenco Album”
He is one of the key figures in the recent history of music in Spain, and of Spanish guitar. Josemi was a member of the hit band KETAMA as well as one of the greatest flamenco clans of all time: the Habichuelas (son of legendary guitarist Pepe Habichuela). He has also played an essential role as composer/producer for Spanish artists such as Estrella Morente, Niña Pastori and Ketama.
He has been a major component of Spain’s recent music history, and has spearheaded the development of Spanish guitar music in recent years. Las pequeñas cosas (The little things) is Josemi’s first album as a solo artist.
This albu, has very important collaboration as:Paco de Lucía, Dave Holland, Jorge Drexler, Alex Cuba, Bugge Wesseltoft, or Oxmo Puccini among others. All of them brought enthusiasm and commitment to a debut album that’s bound to get people talking.
A work of this scale and variety needs someone to bring it order and harmony – and it’s Josemi who creates the overall feel. His music, his guitar, his playing, his sound… Only someone with his incredible musical charisma could shape the melting-pot of different cultures and personalities on Las pequeñas cosas into a meaningful whole. This is the sound of Josemi Carmona – it’s as simple as that. It’s the sound of someone who understands both the traditional and the contemporary – just listen to his arrangement of an extract from Puccini’s Tosca then his version of Gran Torino. And it’s the sound of the freshest, most innovative and essential pop, jazz and flamenco around…
Josemi Carmona’s sound is unique. His music is unique. And his album of “Little things” proves one very big thing: he may already have given us plenty to talk about, but the best is yet to come.

Discography

"LAS PEQUEÑAS COSAS" (Universal Music Spain)