Torcuato Zamora | Flamenco guitar with dancers from Furia Flamenco
Homegrown Concerts in the Pavilion, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center
APRIL 23, 2014 at Noon, No Tickets Required
Torcuato Zamora was born amidst the rhythms and legends of Granada in Spain. At the age of five he moved to Barcelona where he began studying classical guitar; by age fifteen he began giving concerts professionally with Ramón Delgado and Graciano Tarragó. He has performed for the King and Queen of Spain. His has also performed in Luxembourg, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Canada. In the 1960s he came to the U.S., and since then he has devoted himself to presenting flamenco and classical, South American music, and his own compositions. He has toured the U.S. with the José Molina Spanish Dance Company. Credited for bringing flamenco to the DC Metro area, over the years he has appeared at El Bodegón, El Caribe Restaurant, El Caminante, Torremolinos, and Andalucia Restaurant, the Embassy of France, and theaters too numerous to mention. He has his own Academy of Spanish and Classical guitar in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2010, his autobiography El Cortijo was published.
A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. All concerts are held in the Whittall Pavilon (located on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress). NO TICKETS REQUIRED.