paco de lucia

PG salutes the trailblazing nylon-string virtuoso who wowed flamenco traditionalists while pushing the genre forward.

Photo by Cornel Putan Alin.

Madrid, Spain (February 27, 2014) – Guitarists and devotees of flamenco music around the world are mourning the death of Paco de Lucia, heralded as the greatest flamenco guitarist of our time, at age 66. De Lucia reportedly suffered a heart attack while playing with his children on a Caribbean beach resort in Mexico and died at a local hospital on the evening of February 25.

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