Daniel Hope presents a concert from his Berlin living-room for every country in the European Union. Tonight we explore the musical traditions of Spain with guitarist Amir John Haddad - EL AMIR and flamenco singer José Salinas.
Amir John Haddad – EL AMIR is considered amongst the best concert guitarist currently performing in the contemporary flamenco scene.
He has collaborated with a host of renowned artists on a wide array of artistic projects including Hans Zimmer, Radio Tarifa, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Gavin Greenaway, Juno Reactor (Matrix), Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance), Peter Murphy, amongst others.
José Salinas was born in Almería into a flamenco-loving a family. In 1996 he moved to Madrid, where he began to work with great artists such as Joaquín Ruiz, Belén López, Rafaela Carrasco, Carlota Santana and Miguel Ángel Espino.
Having toured extensively in Japan, South Africa, India, North America and Europe, he also recorded his debut album TIERRA DE LUZ in 2013, produced by and featuring Amir John Haddad - EL AMIR.