The great Estrella Morente, was able to learn from her father (the remembered singer Enrique Morente, one of the great geniuses of flamenco, and sadly disappeared years ago.
You can visit his official website.
That flamenco each day is different and is felt differently, with diverse colors, fragrances, dyes, textures, sounds, silences and music, as the Che Guevara’s revolution, does not know, when is done from the heart, barriers or geographical boundaries.
As a child, she fantasized, from time to time, with the illusion of becoming a doctor, nurse, clerk, hairdresser or any other professions that children often play, but she always knew with an unshakeable certainty that when she grew up, could not do anything different than what her father did.
It was not that hard for her to imagine a clearer destination, she heard it in the air and saw it written since her childhood in every corner of her house (her mother is the dancer Aurora Carbonell): her need to create, essentially from the singing, and continue a tradition that never was imposed in the least but gush freely offered with such generosity, talent and intoxicating power of seduction, almost of enchantment, which would have been impossible to devote in any other way.
The close and magical link with her father, who was her mentor from the start of her career, when he included her voice in his own albums and tours, so violently changed with the tragic shock of his death on the first of December 2010.
We saw then, an absolutely shattered Estrella, who took the strength to sing La Habanera imposible by Carlos Cano in the chapel where her closest friends honored and said good bye her father. Since then Estrella, has been one of the great promises of contemporary flamenco (some people even say that the legendary flamenco guitarist Sabicas, once had to stop playing when the girl was only 7 because, he was overwhelmed by an intense aesthetic emotion and was unable to hold back his tears) by devoting herself to prepare, without any rush, an album that could honor her father.
It is predictable that some of the songs included on it, will be heard in the concerts at the Teatro de la Maestranza, including a Requiem composed for the occasion by Michael Nyman and an Adaggio recreation done by Enrique Morente.
💿 Official discography
Her destiny was written from the moment she arrived in the world, Estrella had been born to sing, and not only because of her roots and the legacy of her family, but also because of her ability to thrill with her singing.
Estrella has all the necessary conditions to be one of the great figures of flamenco and Spanish song: a privileged voice, sense of rhythm, passion, the heritage of her elders and the curiosity to explore and incorporate new nuances to her style, following in the footsteps of her father, from whom she has inherited her natural gift for music.
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- Mi cante y un poema (2001).
- Calle del aire (2001).
- Casacueva y escenario (DVD, 2007).
- Autorretrato (2012).
- Amar en paz (2014).
- Encuentro (2016).
- Copla (2019).