Nano de Jerez
Photography of the artist: Antonio Acedo
Cayetano Fernández González, gypsy singer, better known by the stage name of Nano de Jerez, was born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), in the year of 1948. He is also a dancer, being the son of Tío Juane. He started at the Flamenco Thursday shows, directed in his native land by the guitarist Manuel Morao. Then he went to tablaos in Seville as Los Gallos or La Trocha.
In 1977 he recorded his first album, accompanied on guitar by Felix de Utrera, followed by a tour of Japan, forming part of a flamenco cast. In the National Flamenco Art Competition of Córdoba, in 1980, she won the Niña de los Peines prize for bulerías. He alternates his performances singing to dance, facet in which he is a specialist, with his recitals and participations in flamenco clubs and Andalusian festivals.
In 1987 he carried out a tour of the province of Cadiz, along with his father and brother El Gordo, under the title of La... +
...fragua del Tío Juane, with the sponsorship of the Caja de Ahorros de Jerez. In addition to the prize reviewed, he won prizes in competitions held in Ronda and Algeciras, as well as the Jerez Cup, granted by the Chair of Flamencology in 1971. On his artistic personality they have commented: José Luis Ortiz Nuevo: “The Nano knows how to make good he marks the cantes of his people and is sure in the precise rhythm for the dances “. Francisco Millán: “His cante -with recognized values- can be a surprise of many carats in many moments, it can be a different point every day, of course within a regularity, the irregular part is called art”.
Anabel Valencia She was born in Lebrija, Seville, in the heart of a family of flamenco par excellence, such as the Valencia, the Peña, the Vargas or the Carrasco.
Since he was very young he has excelled in shows like Patio de la rumbilla or Anca Paula by his uncle Manuel de Paula.
At age 17 he recorded his first album as vocalist of the group “De Ojana Ná” reaching the top positions in the national charts.
Her debut as a solo singer is at Caracolá Lebrijana 2008 with an outstanding success that leads her to collaborate in shows such as Girvanado and En Clave Valencia de José
Valencia, Feelings of Niño Jero or the shows of Joaquín Grilo.
He was part of the show ‘Lo puro mand’, of the XVIII edition of the Bienal de Sevilla (2014), together with Zamara Carrasco, Amparo Lagares and Mara Rey, in which he received the best critics among the four female voices that were part of the show Cantaoras.
She dominates a wide... +
...variety of styles adding new values to cante jondo, touring as the soloist the best national festivals harvesting unprecedented successes and becoming an increasingly essential artist in clubs and festivals throughout Spain.
Anabel is an authentic singer of race, elegance and flamenco.
From her, she not only likes her incredible voice and her ability to transmit, but also her staging and that feeling that makes her tears fall at the applause of her audience.
All this has confirmed her as a great singer, new sap of Lebrija, capable of hurting the audience with the lament of her cante por seguiriyas or inviting them, previously, to the party for alegrías and bulerías, with a lot of flavor and a flamenco echo with the that pinches.
Iglesia de San Luis de los Franceses
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how to arrive:
Calle San Luis nº27 (Casco Antiguo).
Bus: Line C5 [Stop San Luis-Inocentes].
The Church of San Luis de los Franceses, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1731 and dedicated to Saint Louis King of France. It has been a seminary, a Franciscan convent, a venerable hospital, a factory in the 19th century, a hospice and at the beginning of the 20th century, now desacralized, a stage for performances like Don Juan Tenorio. After the restoration carried out in recent decades, it is open to the public for enjoyment. The Church, with its main altarpiece, its auxiliary altarpieces, its salomonic columns, its impressive dome and vault, draws attention for its circular shape in the shape of a Greek cross. The Domestic Chapel, is the most unknown, and the one that has most taken the effort of restoration, leaving a striking image in its entirety: ceilings, vault, walls, sacristy, etc. Finally, under the main temple, we find a simple crypt of dimensions and plant identical to that of the church. Restored and with a very special lighting, it also amazes all visitors.