New flamenco (or nuevo flamenco) is synonymous with contemporary flamenco and is a modern derivative of traditional flamenco. It combines flamenco guitar virtuosity with musical fusion. Jazz, rumba, bossa nova, Gypsy, Latin, Middle Eastern, rock, Cuban swing, tango and salsa have all been fused into flamenco by different artists to produce its sound.
Traditional flamenco had been displaced in Spain in the 1950s and 1960s by rock-and-roll. Artists such as Camarón de la Isla worked with the music during that period, infusing it with new sound. However it was during the 1980s that revival really took off, by artists such as Paco de Lucia, Pata Negra, Ketama, and later more mainstream stylists, such as The Gipsy Kings. The artists fused it with other forms, including jazz and salsa. Although fused with other music, it was still based on the classic flamenco the artists had grown up with, a new form of the old. Among the artists wrongly associated with this style is Ottmar Liebert. Another example is the duo Strunz & Farah, who, in an interview in Guitar Player, strenuously denied their music to be a form of flamenco, whilst acknowledging an influence.
Notable flamenco artists
Some of today's leading flamenco guitarists are Paco de Lucia, Tomatito, Vicente Amigo, Gerardo Nuñez, Juan Martín, Niño Josele, and Gualberto Garcia Perez. Some of today's leading flamenco singers are Diego El Cigala, Duquende, Enrique Morente, and his daughter Estrella Morente.
New flamenco guitarists and musical bands
- Alex Fox
- Behzad (Behzad Aghabeigi)
- Benise (Roni Benise)
- Carlos Villalobos / La Esperanza
- Chico & The Gypsies
- Francis Goya
- Gipsy Kings
- FlamenTangoProject (www.FlamenTangoProject.com)
- Gualberto Garcia Perez
- Guy Halls
- Jesse Cook
- Johannes Linstead
- José Luis Encinas
- Lara & Reyes (Sergio Lara and Joe Reyes)
- Lawson Rollins
- Luis Villegas
- Oscar Lopez
- Ottmar Liebert
- Robert Michaels
- Saro Tribastone
- Shahin & Sepehr (Shahin Shahida and Sepehr Haddad)
- Strunz & Farah (Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah)
- Tonino Baliardo
- Willie and Lobo (Willie Royal and Wolfgang "Lobo" Fink)
- Young & Rollins (Dan Young and Lawson Rollins)
- Lawrence Russell. "The New Flamenco". Retrieved 2012-01-22.
- banffcentre.com. "Willie and Lobo The Reunion Tour". Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- Cathalena E. Burch, Arizona Daily Star. "Willie & Lobo bring flamenco blends to Plaza Palomino tonight". Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- Garvey, Geoff (2009). The Rough Guide to Andalucia. Penguin. pp. 596–597. ISBN 978-1-84836-037-2.
- Good history of Flamenco, from beginnings to the new.
- Talks about qualities of New Flamenco and some of its artists.
- Discussion of "Gypsy Music", which includes artists central to new flamenco.
- Alex Fox - Guitars On Fire - The Alex Fox Band Official Website
- Antonio Cobo's Catalog - Record label Alcione Music Entertainment Official Website
- Carlos Villalobos / La Esperanza - Alistar Records Official Website
- Austin & Owens The Neo Flamenco Duo Official Website
- Jose Luis Encinas Official Website
- Luis Villegas Official Website
- Luna Blanca Official Website
- Mat Brooker nuevo flamenco official Website
- Paco De Lucia Official Website
- Tomatito Official Website
- Vincente Amigo Official Website