“My first Conde guitar was a Christmas present from my wife…”
Jose Antonio Conejo Vida, better known as Chaparro de Malaga, a flamenco prodigy, was born in Malaga in 1971. The art of flamenco flows in his blood from his very birth, having been born in an artistic family. He was initiated in the world of flamenco at the age of six under the guidance of his father Domingo El Chaparro and later under the watchful eye of “Veguilla” and Pedro Blanco.
During his career he didn’t only focus on technique and guitar studies, he also studied singing. He accompanied many extraordinary artists and also performed as a soloist throughout the years. He also ventured into performing classical pieces and imparted master classes in Stockholm and France.
You may have seen him on great stages accompanying great figures of flamenco singing like “El Chino de Malaga” with whom he recorded Vieja Letanía in 1996. He also collaborated with contemporary greats such as Miguel Poveda and Duquende.
On the concert circuit he played along with the celebrated guitarist Jose Juan Pantoja and he directed and performed La Guitarra Flamenca y Clásica: Influencia de la Música Popular a trvaés de la Historia along with Javier Chamizo, dean of the guitar department of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Malaga.