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Goes2Eleven continues its tribute to guitar heroes with flamenco superman Paco de Lucía. We discuss Paco’s traditional flamenco roots and his explorations beyond the folk form into jazz and world music, plus his legendary collaboration with Camerón de la Isla, and Paco’s chart-topping trio with Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin.
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PART ONE: WE ALL PRETTY MUCH LEFT OUR HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO (1:07)
Paco de Lucía was a towering figure of Nuevo Flamenco by the early 1980’s. But if you’re of a certain age, chances are good that Friday Night in San Francisco was your introduction to the guitarist. Recordings: Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin, “Rio Ancho/Meditteranian Sunrise” from Friday Night in San Francisco
PART 2: AN OVERVIEW OF FLAMENCO CULTURE A