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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.
Picture: Mario Pacheco (auto portrait)