The eighth edition of the Flamenco Heritage Festival brings Diego Villegas with “Vientos” on 13 August. Diego is Giraldillo to the Best Soloist Instrument of the Bienal de Sevilla 2020.
With five instruments and flamenco as a nexus of union, Diego Villegas presents an extract of the experiences accumulated in each of his travels through the five continents. The show features Villegas on tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute and harmonica; Víctor Franco on guitar; Manuel Muñoz “Pájaro” on percussion; and the dance of Noelia Vílches.
For years now, Diego Villegas (Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, 1987) has been emerging as a point of reference in the flamenco music scene. And he does so with tremendous creative flair, whether as a saxophonist, flautist, harmonica player or clarinettist, as well as a composer and arranger. Multiple paths from which he builds a clear and open discourse, capable of integrating the enormous musical richness of his homeland, Andalusia. Flamenco, jazz, singer-songwriter, Cuban and classical music intertwine in his compositions in a natural way, reflecting the artist’s breadth of vision. Not in vain, critics define him as “an outstanding pupil of the new generation of flamenco-jazzists”, highlighting his “melodic imagination, the ultimate in cantabile phrasing”, as well as his “great maturity, expression, and sweetness”.
The festival is supported by the Delegación de Turismo y Comercio.