“The purest thing there is about flamenco is that it’s alive.”
In the year of 1954, Jerez de la Frontera bore one of its greatest personalities and masters of rhythm, Diego Carrasco, composer and flamenco singer. His keen musical interest and rebellious character lead him to dabble with rock and pop from very early on. His polyvalent character allowed him to create his own style in which he recovers heritage from the past while picking up on street tendencies, harmonizes and creating so called tonal schools.
Under his first stage name ‘Tate de Jerez’ he accompanied great voices with his guitar, such as ‘La Priñaca’, ‘El Borrico’, Manuel Fernandez Moreno, Fernando Fernandez Monje from which he leaned a great deal. He also accompanied great dancers such as Alejandro Vega and Antonio Gades. The latter greatly influenced Diego in his beginnings changing many concepts he held of the flamenco world. He transmitted him values such as a sense of discipline and methodology when learning an instrument and above all stage presence.
In 1984 his career takes an up-turn and ever since then he directed his artistic career under the name Diego Carrasco, always active with ideas, innovative projects that flow from his endless repertoire.