Donn Pohren

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Donn Pohren
OriginMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died2007 (aged 77–78)
Occupation(s)Guitarist, historian

Donn E. Pohren (1929–2007) was an American guitarist and historian. He is known for his three major texts on flamenco: The Art of flamenco (1962), Lives and Legends of Flamenco: a biographical history (1964), and A Way of Life (1980).[1] He is the only non-Spaniard to receive the title of flamencologist by the Catedra de Flamencologia. Hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to Seville, married the dancer Luisa Maravilla, had a daughter, and completed a university degree in Madrid. He states that "in the beginning I used to say my mother was Spanish, and call myself Daniel Maravilla, which did help in getting accepted." [2]


  1. ^ Hayes, Michelle Heffner (2009). Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance. McFarland. pp. 16, 68–. ISBN 978-0-7864-3923-2. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ Rhine, Jon B. (Oct 2, 1999). "Donn Pohren, flamenco's hero". Salon.