María del Mar Fernández
|Maria del Mar Fernández|
|Also known as||Maria Delmar|
|Born||October 1, 1978, in Cádiz
María began her career as a singer at the age of 14 working with several dance schools of several famous flamenco artists, such as of Mª de Mar Gutierrez, Inma and Pilar Salazar Ogalla, among others. From 1993, she participated in Malaga, in the "Young Andalusian Flamenco Contest" (Certamen Flamenco para Jóvenes Andaluces) and began offering solo performances in clubs of Andalusia.
Later in 1999, she went to Japan to work for six months in the tablao "El Flamenco" in Osaka, with the dancers. She then worked for many famous flamenco artists, like Joaquín Cortés, Paco Peña and collaborated on several albums with veteran flamenco singer and composer Juan Villar on albums like "Gitanos de Santa Maria" and "Lorca and the Flamenco."
She made her film debut singing the Spanish parts of the flamenco song "Señorita" along with Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar in the 2011 hindi film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara by Zoya Akhtar.
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