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Paco Toronjo

Paco Toronjo

Flamenco singer
Paco Toronjo
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Quick Facts

Intro Flamenco singer
Was Artist Street artist Singer
From Spain
Type Arts Creativity Music
Gender male
Birth 13 June 1928
Death 1998 (aged 69 years)
Star sign Gemini
Instruments:
Voice
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Francisco Antonio Toronjo Arreciado (Alosno, June 13, 1928 – Huelva, 1998), known as Paco Toronjo, was a Spanish flamenco singer.

He learned to sing local traditional folk music in his home town of Alosno. He left his province when he was 20 years old to become a professional musician. At the beginning of his musical career he sang with his brother, Pepe Toronjo, as a duet. They were known as "Hermanos Toronjo"(Toronjo Brothers), and were the first to record "Sevillanas".

After his brother's death he started to develop and record his own style of "fandango", which was very dramatic, with lyrics based on his own life. He sang about the sorrows he had experienced and used the "Siguiriyas" style as a way of increasing the emotional intensity of his work.

This style, along with his rasping singing voice, propelled him to become one of the most respected fandango singers of his generation. In his later years, when he was living in the city of Huelva, he became well known for his bohemian lifestyle.

He appeared in two movies by the Spanish film director Carlos Saura:"Sevillanas" and "Flamenco".

He died in 1998; since then several monuments have been built to remember him in his home province and a complete biography had been released.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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