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Strand - Homenaje a Mario Pacheco (Nuevos Medios)

Strand - Homenaje a Mario Pacheco (Nuevos Medios)

About the show

Playing tracks by

Ray Heredia, Pata Negra, Jorge Pardo, Son De La Frontera, Camaron de la Isla and more.

Mario Pacheco died last week in Madrid. Quietly… as he lived. He was 60 years old.

Modest and staying out of the spotlights, he was nevertheless one of the persons who did the most for Spanish culture in the 20th Century.

His label Nuevos Medios is for New Flamenco what Island was for Reggae or Tamla Motown for Soul: always producing music that was at the edges, reaching new audiences and delivering classic pieces of art.

After Flamenco entered UNESCO's World Heritage last week, we have to give credit to the man who gave it a 20th century's facelift.

Strand

Picture: Mario Pacheco (auto portrait)

Comments

juepucta
juepucta

And mind you, like some people have already stated, that doesn't cover his other musical endeavours. There was the afro-cuban tropical stuff. There was also this whole side that embodied what La Movida brought to the table when it came to Spain's post-punk & new-wave in those late 70s and early 80s. See for example a band like La Mode. This man was like a lesser known, but just as important, Tony Wilson.

Strand
Strand

Thanks a lot, you are right!

40 minutes is not enogh to cover Mario Pacheco's history but we wanted to concentrate on this mix on the music that Mario and almost nobody else brought to light.

New Flamenco is not well known outside Spain (in my humble opinion) and its something almost unique to Nuevos Medios on its origin.

A good anecdote is that Mario put Buenavista's Social Club producers in contact with cuban music long ago this project came to light.

Mario's contribution to music can not be assessed, it is huge!

LDBK
LDBK

Thank you for the additional info Yann!

yinnyann
yinnyann

mario was much more than Flamenco (flamenco and rock'n'roll and psychodelic and groovie in the 70's, he's the man behind Afrodesia Compilations, salsa and reggae producer, editor of ethiopian musicians as Mahmoud Ahmed, etc, etc, etc. Listen 2 dis > http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20101126/fallece-mario-pachecho/376019.shtml