The son of a legendary cantaor and a bailaora, the singer and guitarist Kiki Morente has flamenco in his blood. Referring to the historic Gypsy neighbourhood in Granada, Morente’s Albayzín, filled with classical tradition and contemporary innovation, is in many ways a homage to his father and features a young dancer from the region, Irene Rueda.
This concert is part of the series Flamenco Eñe co-organized with Fundación SGAE.
Flamenco Eñe: Kiki Morente
The singer Kiki Morente comes from a legendary musical family. Although Albayzín is his first solo album, Kiki has spent most of his life performing, often alongside his sister Estrella Morente – and the album is in many ways an homage to their father, Enrique Morente, who ensured his son was surrounded by music from birth and always encouraged him to be free and adventurous in his art. The name Albayzín refers to the historic gypsy neighbourhood of Granada, the Morente family’s Andalusian hometown. With this concise, genuine and deeply personal musical exploration, the young Kiki Morente shows his work to be steeped in classical tradition but also full of bold contemporary innovation – much like the city of Granada itself.