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Where do you come from, Manuel?
From there I come!
Where the night is dressed in maroon,
Where black sounds are born,
Where agonized walls with uncontrolled regret are colored in purple
Where hints of bronze are forged,
Where you breathe with rhythm, from there I come!
From the whining earth,
From the lack of solace of the metals,
From the first cry,
From there I come!

Manuel introduces us to a magical world of aged echoes that awaken over and over again. Santos, Torres and Terremotos give life to his guitar playing. A guitar that can sing, a guitar that can discover the destiny’s hopeless laments though its ivory skeleton .

Being illuminated by an angel, Manuel Valencia brings us ‘Entre mis manos’, a mélange of emotions; Ithaka of youth. I hope his voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. I hope he never rushes his steps on his journey.

Gerardo Núñez.

Manuel Valencia Guitar
Pastora Galván en ‘Báilame’ Flamenco Dance
Fernando Terremoto en ‘Gandinga’ Flamenco Singing
Felipa del Moreno y ‘El Londro’ en ‘Báilame’ Flamenco Singing
Pablo M. Caminero en ‘Velo de flor’ Double Bass
Bernardo Parrilla en ‘Najando’ Violin
Pepe Pulido en ‘Najando’ Electric Bass
Ángel Sánchez ‘Cepillo’ en ‘Velo de flor’ Drums
Ángel Sánchez ‘Cepillo’ en ‘Najando’ Cajon
Ángel Sánchez ‘Cepillo’ en ‘Gandinga’ Knuckle Tapping
Ángel Sánchez ‘Cepillo’ en ‘Báilame’ Percussion
Carlos Merino en ‘Velo de flor’ y ‘Najando’ Percussion
Luis de Periquín en ‘La fuente nueva’ Percussion
Tío Chicharito, Tío Juanono, Tío Rafael ‘El Moreno’ Jaleos
Manuel Salado, Juan Diego Valencia y Diego Montoya Palmas
All music composed by Manuel Valencia except ‘Patriarca’ by Manuel Morao, adapted by Manuel Valencia.
Produced by Manuel Valencia, Borja Evora and Angel Sanchez ‘Cepillo’
Artistic Director: Manuel Valencia
Technical Director: Borja Evora
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Estudio La Barranca (Sanlucar de Barrameda) by Borja Evora and Angel Sanchez ‘Cepillo’
All music recorded with Knobloch strings
(2016, La voz del flamenco)
Professional Area

Manuel Valencia grew up with a guitar under his arm, always mirroring his role models’ manners and ways, but his most solid teacher was his uncle, Fernando Terremoto. He fostered in Manuel a loyal and respectful love and dedication for the guitar.

Manuel has recently begun his professional career, but in this short time he has already gained a vast experience in national and international awards which puts him currently as one of the most prominent Flamenco musicians. Many artist of proven experience such as Jesus Mendez , Vicente Soto ‘Sordera’, Manuel Agujetas, Pansequito, Tomasa ‘La Macanita’, Juana del Pipa and the very Fernando Terremoto himself have required his playing to accompany their singing.

One of the most important achivements in his carrer is the fact he has been playing with the guitar player Gerardo Nuñez as the second guitarist of his band for almost seven years.

This young guitarist has also played with the famous Flamenco dancers Maria del Mar Moreno and Rocio Molina (National Dance Award 2010).

As a soloist, he made his debut in 2010 at the Festival de Jerez, reaping the rewards from audiences and experts alike. He has also played on the stages of Festival Enclave de Sol, Trebujena; Jueves Flamencos, Cadiz; Viernes Flamencos, Jerez; Festival de Mont de Marsan or Fiesta de la Bulería, Jerez.He has been playing with the guitar player Gerardo Nuñez as the second guitarist of his band for almost seven years.

Recently, he has been awarded with the ‘2014 Venecia Award for Best Flamenco Guitar’ by Festival Flamenco de la Mistela, with ‘2014 Giraldillo Award for Best New Artist’ by Bienal de Sevilla and with ‘2014 Best Guitar Accompaniment Award’ by los Premios ‘Flamenco Hoy’ by the Natinal Flamenco Critics Collective.

In September of 2016, he released his debut album ‘Entre mis manos’ (2016, La voz del flamenco) at 19th Edition of the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla.

Date City Venue Tickets
18/11/18 - 19:30 h Milán, Italia Teatro Strehler ‘Baile de autor’ con Manuel Liñán
21/11/18 - 20:30 h Sevilla, España Teatro Lope de Vega con Jesús Méndez
25/11/18 - 13:30 h Morón de la Frontera, Sevilla Peña Flamenca ‘El gallo de Morón’ acompañando a Jesús Méndez.
06/12/18 - 20:30 h Jerez de la Frontera, España Teatro Villamarta ‘Concierto de Navidad’ con Tomasa ‘La Macanita’
15/12/18 - 22:00 h Rute, Córdoba Peña Flamenca de Rute acompañando a Jesús Méndez.
23/12/18 - 20:00 h Madrid, España Teatro Flamenco Madrid Navidad flamenca jerezana
29/12/18 - 22:30 h Madrid, España Sala García Lorca (Casa Patas) con David Carpio

“Manuel Valencia Medrano (Jerez, 1984) es hoy por hoy una de esas guitarras que suenan y saben a Jerez. Defensor de la tradición pero con su mirada mirando siempre al futuro”

Diario de Jerez

“Suena a mi tierra, que es Jerez, y aparte suena a las influencias que he tenido desde chiquitito. Este primer disco prácticamente es como una autobiografía musical, por así decirlo.”

La voz del sur

“Trae los sonidos de ayer con la técnica de hoy. Algo que tan solo un puñado de elegidos pueden permitirse.”

Diario ABC

“Sobrado de compás, increíblemente seguro y con un soniquete de los que ya no quedan, Manuel tiene entre sus grandes virtudes haber incorporado a su toque un acervo muy amplio. Ahí se reconocen las huellas indelebles de los Morao y Parrilla, y acaso de Cepero, las evoluciones de Paco y también de Gerardo Núñez”

El Correo Web

“Demostró anoche en Sevilla que para ser original, para tener un discurso propio, no es necesario perderse en disquisiciones armónicas. Su mensaje es asequible para la mayoría. Lo que convence es la seguridad de su fraseo, su sentido absoluto del ritmo, la pulcritud de su pulsación.”

Diario de Sevilla

“Valencia en el escenario se abstrae, flota sobre la guitarra y navega dentro de la escuela jerezana, donde el ritmo, el rasgueo y la pulsación marcan distancia en el territorio expresivo de lo jondo, que a diferencia de una textura clásica, las composiciones sólo admiten la excelencia interpretativa.”

Diario El Mundo

“Queda camino pero los pasos dados son firmes. Muy firmes. Hay un legado que mantener. Una estirpe que prolongar. Una herencia a la que honrar.”

Masjerez

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