Diego el Cigala

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Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar (born Madrid, 27 December 1968), known as El Cigala (Castillan for 'Langoustine'), is a Romani Flamenco gypsy singer.[1] He also holds Dominican citizenship.[1]

Diego el Cigala (2018).

Born into a family of Romani artists and intellectuals in Madrid, Jiménez started his career singing in flamenco clubs, until he caught the attention of flamenco dancers such as Mario Maya and Joaquín Cortés, and with guitarist Antón Jiménez,[2] began touring as part of their companies. By the late 1990s, after collaborating on recordings by Camarón de la Isla, Tomatito, Gerardo Núñez and Vicente Amigo, he recorded his debut album "Undebel". He has since recorded a further seven albums, and has won two Grammy awards and five Latin Grammy nominations.[3][4][5]

In 2010, he voiced Buzz Lightyear for the European Spanish dub of Toy Story 3, using an Andalusian accent.[6]

His wife, Amparo Fernández, died in 2015 from cancer in Punta Cana.[7]

Discography[edit]

  • 1998 – Undebel
  • 2000 – Entre vareta y Canasta
  • 2001 – Corren tiempos de alegría
  • 2002 – Teatro Real (Live album)
  • 2003 – Lágrimas negras
  • 2003 – Blanco y Negro en vivo (Bebo & Cigala) (Live album)
  • 2005 – Picasso en mis ojos
  • 2008 – Dos lágrimas
  • 2010 – Cigala & Tango (Live album)
  • 2013 – Romance de la luna Tucumana
  • 2013 – Vuelve el flamenco (Live album)
  • 2016 – Indestructible
  • 2020 – Cigala canta a México

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diego el Cigala obtiene la nacionalidad dominicana". El Mundo. Unidad Editorial Información General S.L.U. 6 March 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "ABC MADRID 04-08-1993 página 74 - Archivo ABC". abc. 2019-08-27. Retrieved 2023-05-10.
  3. ^ "Noticias de Flamenco". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  4. ^ "Diego el Cigala - Web Oficial". www.elcigala.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-12. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
  5. ^ "Flamenco - Diego el Cigala - Andalucia.com". www.andalucia.com. 12 February 2014.
  6. ^ "'El Cigala' pone voz a Buzz Lightyear en Toy Story 3" (in Spanish).
  7. ^ Yahoo Archived 2015-08-21 at archive.today

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