An extraordinarily charismatic personality and a continuous commitment to the development and dissemination of flamenco worldwide have allowed him to earn well-deserved recognition, not only in the musical realm but also in the worlds of film, theater, and art. He has collaborated with a multitude of performers from around the globe and has inspired and influenced an entire generation of young guitar talents. He has remained true to his principles in his numerous forays into unfamiliar territories and yet has been embraced as another member of the universal musical brotherhood.