Carmen Linares

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Carmen Linares
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Carmen Pacheco Rodríguez

1951 (age 70–71)

Carmen Pacheco Rodríguez (Born in 1951 in Linares, Jaén), better known by her stage name Carmen Linares, is one of the finest flamenco singers in Spain.[1]

Performing in Warszawa during Cross Culture Festival in September 2011

She moved to Madrid with her family in 1965. Her professional career began in the dance company of Carmen Mora, and she made her first recording in 1970.

She was awarded Spain's Premio Nacional de Música for interpretation in 2001. In 2022 she received the Princess of Asturias Award in the category "Arts".[2]

Recent Discography[edit]

  • Un ramito de Locura (2002). Carmen Linares (vocals), Gerardo Núñez (guitar), Pablo Martín (double-bass), Cepillo (percussion).
  • Antología de la mujer en el cante (1996). Carmen Linares (vocals), various guitarists.
  • Canciones populares Antiguas (1995). Carmen Linares (vocals).
  • Desde le Alma - Cante flamenco en vivo (1994). Carmen Linares (vocals), Paco Cortés & Miguel Angel Cortés (guitar), Jesús Heredia (percussion).
  • La luna en el río (1991). Carmen Linares (vocals), Paco Cortés, Pedro Sierra (guitar), Carles Benavent (bass), Jesús Heredia (percussion), Javier Barón (dance).


  1. ^ Webster, Jason (8 June 2015). "The Recent Rise of Female Famenco Guitarists: Here Come Las Tocaoras!". Classical Guitar. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  2. ^ Princess of Asturias Award 2022

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