For the extension of his repertoire and for his knowledge of flamenco, Segundo Falcón (El Viso del Alcor, Seville) is recognized as one of the most complete cantaores of his generation. His career has been marked by numerous and valuable prizes. But above all, they distinguish a very flamenco humility and a capacity for work, very creative, absolutely exceptional.
Formed as a singer back, for the dance, he has accompanied in diverse shows a huge dancer. Among others, Cristina Hoyos, Eva Yerbabuena, Mario Maya, María Pagés, Manolo Soler, Manuela Carrasco, Israel Galván, Javier Barón or Adrián Galia, Andrés Marín, Antonio Canales or Sara Baras, as well as the contemporary dancer Pina Bausch.
His interest in other genres related to flamenco led him in 2004 to create and produce the show Tierra de Nadie, with the intervention of the Orquesta Chekara de Tetuán, the Orquesta Madueño de Cuzco, Peru, and the Maharahá Orchestra of Rajasthan, with which He won two Giraldillos at the Bienal Flamenca de Sevilla 2004, where it was premiered.
Before embarking... +
Paco del Viso “El Sopi”
...on an extensive international tour. In Havana, in 2002, he also created and presented the show Huella de España, which culminated the course he conducted with the same title in the Cuban capital. In that year, he presented his only album so far released “Un Segundo de Cante” a sample of mastery and wisdom cantaora.
During the Flamenco Biennials of 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2016 he presented several shows, in the Bar Iberia, Ensayos and Tablao, and Seville, Seville Province and Cante, visiting in the latter several municipalities of the province in a program called “The Biennial goes to the province. ”
In 2012 at the Flamenco Biennial of Seville he presented and edited his second live record, from the Lope de Vega theater, Entre el labio y el Beso, a tribute to the Mexican poet D. Agustín Lara, performing a show symphonic flamenco accompanied by the Bética Chamber Orchestra of Seville, created and founded by Manuel de Falla, among many of his collaborations with different artists from the world of flamenco and other musics once he has traveled the world sharing the poster with the greatest figures of flamenco.
Noteworthy is the collaboration with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the BBC in Manchester and the RTVE choir, led by maestro Juanjo Mena, carrying out the short life of Manuel de falla at the The Bridgewater Hall theater (Lower Mosley St, Manchester).
Paco “El Sopi” el Cante comes from his maternal grandmother, known as Carmelita la Janega, however his stage name comes from the nickname of his grandfather, husband of the aforementioned Janega, José el Sopa.
Paco sang from a young age, and at the age of seven on Sundays he preached the warmth of the time through the streets of El Viso, by soleá, he was admired by the Teatine nuns, who at that time had their headquarters in the old Palace of the Counts of Castelar, every Sunday they stood behind the door, to listen to their cante, as they passed through this place.
At the age of ten he won the Cante Flamenco Festival for young people in Utrera, soon after in Córdoba and Madrid, with his debut at the first Cante Jondo Festival in Mairena del Alcor, at the age of twelve, under the great Antonio Mairena. sing for soleá and fandangos.
It is in the seventies when he dedicates himself professionally to cante, he does it in the famous flamenco... +
...tablao La Trocha de Sevilla, where he comes from the hand of the Sevillian dancer Pepe Moreno. That’s where he began his career as a singer for the dance, accompanied by Farruco, Matilde Coral, El Mimbre, Pepa Coral and Manuela Carrasco among other great dance figures. When the tablao of La Trocha disappears, it becomes part of the famous and emblematic flamenco tablao Los Gallos, in the Sevillian neighborhood of Santa Cruz. There he has remained until his retirement, during the last thirty-two years.
He has been a singer of countless flamenco festivals in Andalusia and other places in Spain, he has sung in flamenco clubs from different corners of the country and has also crossed borders, forming part of great flamenco shows in Japan, Northern Ireland, Italy and France. His facet of saetero is known, where year after year he was called to sing in the early morning of Holy Week in Seville and other towns in the province, where he sang sings to the Great Power, the Christ of the Three Falls, the Gypsies and Hope of Triana.
An artist who has drunk from the sources of Antonio Mairena and Rafael Farina.