The CD-book ‘Flamenco: Patrimonio de la Humanidad’ journeys through the history of jondo music. In November 2010, UNESCO decided to include flamenco on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural World Heritage, which is the greatest international distinction for any cultural expression. There have been somewhat more than 200 years of history, according to the documented information which is currently held, in which flamenco has continually grown thanks to the creativity of mighty, brilliant, courageous artists who have gone beyond the limits of diverse kinds (territorial, social, political) in order to offer a type of music too beautiful to be ignored.
Renaud Garcia-Fons is well familiar with world music fans, as the 5-string acoustic bass player has a large number of Mediterranean world fusion recordings with many guest musicians. Dorantes [David Peña Dorantes] is less well known here. A nuevo flamenco pianist and composer, nephew of cantaor El Lebrijano, Dorantes has elegant classical style, influenced by de Falla and the Impressionists, but is well versed in jazz, too. Indeed, his piano work is an extraordinary blending.
This is the third album of a recent compilation collection of 4 CDs for lovers of flamenco. In this collection have met emblematic figures of this art, performers that have influenced all subsequent generations of flamenco. Artists as Lebrijano, El Cabrero or Paco Toronjo, with current figures of flamenco as Arcángel, El Barrio, El Mani o Manguara. The present and future with the recent past of flamenco.