He presents his new work ‘Nerja’. One of Spain’s greatest musical geniuses. Nerja is the new work by Rafael Riqueni, a descriptive fantasy based on the impressionism and closeness to classical music that have defined a large part of his career. Nerja unfolds in the form of a tale, which tells the story of the group of young people who discovered the monumental cave in 1959 after a fortuitous incident. Riqueni interprets what happened that night from a fascinating harmonic concept in which he expands the currents of Spanish romanticism from a direct conjunction with flamenco elements.

Rafael Riqueni

Born in the Triana district of Seville, Riqueni is considered among flamenco connoisseurs as “The Phoenix of flamenco” with a whole life written on the strings of the guitar. He has always been influenced by great guitar masters such as Paco de Lucía, Niño Ricardo and Ramón Montoya, as well as by the cantaor Naranjito de Triana.

He has been awarded the Premio Andalucía de Cultura, the Premio Nacional de la Crítica, the Giraldillo a la Maestría of the XVIII Bienal de Flamenco and the Premio AIE. In 2017 he received the XXXI Compás del Cante, an award that various media describe as the Nobel Prize for Flamenco.  In addition to all this, he was nominated in 2021 for Best Flamenco Album at the Latin Grammy Awards.

The composer and guitarist has always wanted to capture in his creations the authentic roots of flamenco, seeking at all times the maximum freedom of expression. In this latest album, Riqueni interprets what happened that summer night from a fascinating harmonic concept with which he expands the currents of musical impressionism in direct conjunction with flamenco elements. TICKETS:

Report by ‘24/7 Valencia’ team

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