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April 7, 2018
Meany Hall

Spain has produced many thrilling flamenco singers, but none so brilliant or innovative as Diego El Cigala. Ramón Jiménez Salazar is the name shown on El Cigala’s passport. His commonly used name of “Diego” is the result of a family dispute while at the baptismal font. “El Cigala” was a nickname given to him by gypsy guitarists the Losada brothers—and not, as it is often said, by famed flamenco singer Camarón during one of their first tours together.

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