MANOLO SANLÚCAR'S BIOGRAPHY
Composer and concert guitarist, Manolo Sanlúcar was born in the picturesque town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Cadiz, Andalucia, on 21st November 1943. Seven years later, encouraged by his father Isidro Muñoz, he entered the world of the flamenco guitar. At thirteen he embarked upon a professional career as an accompanying guitarist. With the support and affection of his artistic godmother Pastora Pavón, “Niña de los Peines”, the young guitarist was in a privileged position. Not only did he live alongside and accompany some of the greatest musicians of the day such as Pepe Marchena, with whom he made his debut in 1957, he was also heir to the precious historical legacy of flamenco culture. In recognition of an exceptional artistic career he has received some of the most prestigious awards to be granted worldwide, confirming his place as one of history’s greatest flamenco guitarists.