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.
Enrique Morente, de carácter humilde y una persona llena de grandeza, fue un genio admirado por todo el mundo del flamenco: como cantaor, poeta e investigador de este arte. Tenía alma de rockero y nunca dudó en experimentar y en tirarse de cabeza a lo nuevo. Como dijo Camarón, el flamenco puro lo llevaba dentro y eso siempre le acompañaría, por lo que podía dedicarse a innovar y fusionarse con otros artistas sin perder la pureza.
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.
Los hijos de Enrique Morente y de la bailaora Aurora Carbonell, han tenido un referente inmejorable, tanto en la versión de artista como la de padre. Estrella, Soleá y Kiki Morente, son tres artistas con personalidades diferentes, que han ido desarrollando sus estilos personales, balanceándose entre el cante más purista y el de vanguardia. Sin duda, las figuras más relevantes de la familia Morente y grandes artistas que representan la grandeza de flamenco de Granada.
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.