The flamenco guitarist Joaquín Amador, husband of the dancer Manuela Carrasco, has died this Wednesday, as confirmed by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Board, Arturo Bernal, through his Twitter account.

The counselor stressed that Amador "has died embracing the instrument that has accompanied him throughout his life", since he has sent his "deepest condolences" to his wife, family and friends. "It is a great loss for flamenco", he added.

For its part, the organization of the Flamenco Biennial of Seville has been "dismayed" with the sudden death of the guitarist. In a message on his Twitter profile, he remarked that Amador's touch, "in addition to accompanying the dance of Manuela Carrasco, is part of the living history of the Biennial."

"For the memory we will have 'Manuela', premiered in the last edition, but also 'Tronío', 'La raíz del Grito' or 'Esencias'. We transmit all the love and support to Manuela, her daughters and the great flamenco family", they have specified from the flamenco festival.

On the other hand, the Federation of Associations of University Roma Women, Fakali, has also given condolences to the family of the deceased, whom they have described as "a prestigious guitarist, always next to his wife". "We have left an exceptional artist, like all his family," Fakali concluded in a message on Twitter.

Joaquín Amador was the brother of the cantaora Encarnación Amador Santiago, 'La Susi', who died in October 2020 due to cancer.

  • music
  • Flemish
  • Flamenco Biennial

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