Muere el Dios del guitarra

This time the title will be in Spanish, despite the fact that some people would not understand it. It says: “The King of the guitar passes away”.

Because what I the whole world has learned with sadness today was that a Spanish guitarist who brought flamenco to a world audience, the legendary Paco de Lucia, has died today.

He was a master and a revolutionary in many ways. The mayor of his southern hometown of Algeciras, deep in flamenco country, said in a statement”Paco de Lucia’s death turns his genius into a legend. Although he has gone, his music, his wonderful way of playing and his character will always be with us.” The town even called three days of mourning and flew flags at half-mast for “the greatest guitarist of all time”.

But I guess the entire music world mourns for this humble gentleman.

Also, for the Spanish speakers, read this homage in El Pais.

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