SEVILLE, Spain – Following the demise of Paco de Lucia, while his throne remains empty, six guitarists have paid tribute to the famous flamenco guitarist on the first anniversary of his death in the Maestranza Theatre of Seville, Spain.
The six guitarists, five flamenco and one classical, including two of De Lucia’s nephews, got together to express their love and respect for the maestro on Wednesday.
“Un año sin Paco” (“A Year without Paco”) was the tribute title in which flamenco guitarist Dani de Moron and classical guitarist Jose Mario Gallardo del Rey also performed, with the latter thrilling the audience with his popular Aranjuez Concert played with finesse.
Along with the music, there were scenes from a documentary on the maestro, “Paco de Lucia. La Busqueda” (“Paco de Lucia. The Search”) directed by one of his sons, Francisco Sanchez Varela.
One of the sequences showed de Lucia saying that, “I don’t believe in geniuses, I believe in people who work hard and have talent. And something that they all have in common is that persistent sensation that you really don’t know anything.”