A transcendent performer, composer and producer who is at the heart of the flamenco tradition, Vicente Amigo burst onto the major stages of the genre while still a teenager. Since then, the Andalusia native has earned countless awards, including the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts, bestowned by Spain’s Ministry of Culture in 2015. Amigo has worked with many of the greats in flamenco music—Manolo Sanlúcar, Camarón de la Isla, Paco de Lucía—and has built a reputation for expanding flamenco’s influence and versatility while still honoring its roots. Internationally, he has collaborated with artists such as John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Brazilian singer and songwriter Milton Nascimento and Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, among many others. He returns to SMF after his Savannah debut in 2016, with a stunning project that explores the roots of flamenco.
“…respected in the flamenco world as the equal to his late compadre Paco De Lucía … he is also a quick-witted improviser and a visionary.”