The boy from Elche pays tribute to the singer Manuel Torre in 'Guajirillas'

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The boy from Elche pays tribute to the singer Manuel Torre in ‘Guajirillas’

‘Guajirillas’ is the first preview of what will be the fourteenth album of Niño de Elche’s career, ‘Cante a lo gitano’. The release, which will be released in autumn without a specific date yet, is “developed and constructed” based on the work of the singer from Jerez, Manuel Torre, according to the musician from Alicante.

As the press release indicates, there is no recorded guajira by Manuel Torre, although it is said that he once taught in this style, “whispered and stripped of all solemnity.” Niño de Elche captures this through a beautiful melody, profound lyrics and bare instrumentation in which the guitar and the whistles of musician Yerai Cortés stand out.

‘Cante a lo gitano’ will consist of 14 songs and will feature collaborations by the aforementioned Yerai Cortés, Rocío Márquez, Ylia, Perrate and the drummer of Los Planetas, Eric Jiménez. We remember that this is not the first time that Niño de Elche has worked with Los Planetas, since both are part of the Fuerza Nueva project. ‘Flamenco. Mausoleo de Celebración, Amor y Muerte’ is the latest album by Niño de Elche, faithful to the sounds of the most classic flamenco.

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