The Morente family is synonymous with flamenco, Granada and progress. The Morentes are not afraid of change, they seek it and introduce it into their art because they believe that flamenco is more alive than ever. They inherited this spirit from their father, Enrique Morente, who instilled in them the importance of a free and open art that influences and allows itself to be influenced.
Enrique Morente is admired for his singing and for his insatiable desire to evolve, always looking ahead, towards renewal and the avant-garde. Enrique Morente is the reference of the Morente family, being one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, known for his powerful voice and his ability to combine traditional flamenco elements with influences from classical music, jazz and poetry. His unique style made him an innovator in his field and earned him the respect and admiration of many musicians and music fans.
Despite being a genius acclaimed by all generations of flamenco, he was a very humble person full of greatness; poet and researcher of this art. He had the soul of a rocker and never hesitated to experiment and dive headlong into the new. As Camarón said, he had pure flamenco in him and that would always be with him, so he could dedicate himself to innovate and merge with other artists without losing his purity.
Thanks to this thinking, Enrique Morente recorded'Omega', one of the best flamenco albums in which, in addition, the electric guitar and drums play a fundamental role. He was a revolutionary cantaor who opened paths in flamenco that no one else had explored, in addition to a remarkable political and social commitment. During his career, he used his platform and voice to advocate for issues such as equality, justice and freedom. This made him a passionate advocate for human rights and a popular figure among those seeking social change in Spain and around the world.
Enrique Morente died in 2010 at the age of 68, leaving a lasting legacy in Granada flamenco, music in general and popular culture. Although more than a decade has passed since his death, his music continues to be heard and admired by many, and his influence continues to be felt in the world of flamenco and beyond, leaving a legacy to the extended Morente family, many of whom have followed in his footsteps.
The children of Enrique Morente and the dancer Aurora Carbonell, have had an unbeatable reference, both as a father and as an artist. Estrella Morente, Soleá Morente and Kiki Morente, are three different artistic personalities, who shine with their own light and who have developed their own style, balancing between the most classic cante and the avant-garde. Undoubtedly, the most relevant figures of the Morente family and great artists who represent the greatness of Granada's flamenco.
Estrella Morente is one of the most outstanding figures of the Morente family, a unique artist, she grew up in an artistic environment and from a very young age she began to stand out for her prodigious voice and her ability to transmit emotions. At only 18 years old, she recorded her first album and since then has been recognized by critics and audiences as one of the great figures of flamenco in Granada and flamenco worldwide.
Estrella Morente is a multifaceted artist who has participated in many different projects, from collaborations with international artists such as Björk or Miguel Bosé, to her participation in films such as Pedro Almodóvar's "Volver".
With her voice, Estrella Morente is able to move and transport the listener to the depths of flamenco feeling. Her interpretation of flamenco classics is unique and her approach to new artistic challenges always surprises and enchants the audience. Undoubtedly, one of the great flamenco stars of today who has promoted Granada's flamenco all over the world.
For her part, Soleá Morente is one of the Morente figures who has leaned more towards fusion, having collaborated with musicians such as Antonio Arias, Los Evangelistas, Napoleón Solo or La Bien Querida. Her main influence is her father, who inspires her to be fearless and to take flamenco from Granada to other places.
Currently, she is immersed in a new project,'Prado Negro', together with musicians such as José Bonaparte and Jaime Beltrán.
The youngest of the Morente family, Kiki Morente, is becoming the new flamenco miracle of the Morente family. He defends that flamenco is a constant search, but keeping in mind that transgression occurs once the roots are known. Therefore, he has always tried to listen to the old ones, to the masters, to the great figures of flamenco singing and to his own colleagues. We can say that Kiki is the new promise of the Morente family.
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