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Where flamenco meets jazz - Diego El Cigala comes to SFJAZZ

Official video for the song 'Lágrimas Negras' the self-titled album by Bebo Valdés and Diego El Cigala (Calle54 Records, 2003)
SFJAZZ is the place to be for a fascinating convergence of cultures this week, as the Center hosts one of the top Spanish artistes of today - Diego El Cigala - remarkable for his ability to combine the drama of his native flamenco with the sounds and rhythms of Latin American jazz.
El Cigala was immersed in flamenco from his earliest days in Madrid, growing up in an artistic Romani family in a city which, during his youth, was the center of flamenco. His fame initially spread little further than the borders of Spain, but then came a number of CDs - including Undebel, his first solo recording, in 1994, Entre vareta y canasta in 2000, Corren tiempos de alegria in 2001, and a live recording, Directo en el Teatro Real, the following year.
It was in 2003, however, that Diego El Cigala rose to international fame. He collaborated on an album with legendary Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger, Bebo Valdés, and a collection of other esteemed Cuban musicians, to produce Lágrimas Negras, creating an unusual blend of sounds, with his gravelly-voiced, gypsy style of flamenco and the music of Cuba, Spain and Central and South America.
El Cigala has recorded eight CDs to date, won two Grammy's, and received five Latin Grammy nominations. On his new album, Indestructible, he turns his focus to salsa, an album which Billboard says "could be the salsa album of the year', and from which he'll be performing songs in his concerts at SFJAZZ this week.
Diego El Cigala appears in the Miner Auditorium from November 3 to 6, with Jaime 'Yumitus' Calabuch on piano, percussionist Isidro Suárez Navas, Yelsy Heredia Figueras on double bass, ?trombonists Richard Stella Prieto and Leo Aguirre Ocampo, and vocalists Diego Armando Giraldo Castillo and Giovanni Betancourt Ruiz.
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Omara Portuondo and Diego El Cigala to Join Voices in 2016 1/5/2016 Cuba Now: "Omara Portuondo, diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, and flamenco singer Diego El Cigala, will celebrate in 2016 the 85th birthday of the Cuban interpreter, with a tour of Europe that will join on stage the voices of these two internationally known artists."

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Diego El Cigala is, quite simply, the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. Passionate, profound, and immensely proud of his Spanish gypsy heritage, El Cigala has been called "the Sinatra of flamenco.

El Cigala won his second Latin Grammy in 2006 for Picasso en mis ojos(Picasso in my eyes), which also became a bestseller.
After an intense 2015, filled with concerts and many successes, Diego el Cigala will be offering one last appearance...
Continuing the international success in 2015, Diego el Cigala arrives in Japan with one of the last dates this year....
Diego will present his upcoming flamenco album with two unique concerts in Spain: June 19th BARCELONA Palau de la...
On 17 November 2010, at the Casa de América cultural centre (Madrid), Diego El Cigala presented his recent...
In the midst of his Cigala & Tango presentation tour, Diego is already preparing his next project. 3 Flamencos is...
Diego El Cigala touches the moon in México
Diego El Cigala nominated in Mexico for the Lunas del Auditorio awards 15/10/2010 The jury of the prestigious Lunas del Auditorio awards has decided to nominate Diego El Cigala for his 2010 album....
'Cigala & Tango' sells more than 74,000 copies on its first day on the newsstands 23/06/2010 The new album byDiego El Cigala, recorded live at the Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, went on sale on the 20thof...
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On the 20th of June, Cigala&Tango, the latest offering from Diego El Cigala, one of contemporary flamenco's...
The start of the tour in which El Cigala encounters the tango 17/06/2010 After a baptism of fire in Buenos Aires, where Diego El Cigala recorded his latest album, the hour has come for the...
El Cigala takes his new album on a tour of America 14/06/2010 In the months of June and July 2010, Diego El Cigala will make a seven-concert tour of the Americas, performing in...
El Cigala will perform three concerts in France in July 05/06/2010 Diego el Cigala will visit Spain's neighbouring country this July, where he will perform three recitals at...
Mexico applauds the art of El Cigala 02/06/2010 More than three years after his last visit, Diego El Cigala returned to Mexico to bid farewell to Dos lágrimas...
The flamenco singer Diego El Cigala took advantage of his recent tour of Mexico to record Vámonos, a song by...
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