World Music

Paco Lucia, Flamenco God

One soul wouldn’t be enough to sell to the Devil for Paco Lucia’s talent.

Paco Lucia comes from an Andalucian family deeply steeped in flamenco, his father a flamenco guitarist and his brothers also singing and playing as Paco was growing up. He made his debut on Radio Algeciras in 1958 at the age of 11 and in the next half century has taken flamenco to the world stage.

He collaborated with flamenco singer Cameron de la Isla and also enjoyed fruitful years with virtuoso, John McClaughlin and Al di Meola.

But impressive guitar speed aside, it’s Paco Lucia’s ear, his haunting renditions of classics and versatility of style and genre that makes him the favourite guitarist of millions across the world.