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svilian

 

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Rafael Riqueni 

Rafael Riqueni has performed with great success in the Flamenco Bienal and there are rumours of a new album this year, this would be his first album since 1996.

There is also a new website.

www.rafael-riqueni.com


This is great news, I think he is the greatest after Paco.
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Don Dionisio

 

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

You're so right, svilian! Thanks for the information. And there will be a new album!

Here is an excerpt from an interview with him (Oct. 7th) in ABC:
http://sevilla.abc.es/cultura/musica/20140930/sevi-entrevista-rafael-riqueni-201409301137.html
(translation by me)
How are you, maestro?
"I am enjoying very good health and good stability with my bipolar disorder.
With the help of my doctor, XX, I am feeling fantastic. Phenomenal."
...And artistically?
"Artistically-with great excitement, playing many hours. I think what makes me happy is pleasing the audience as well as enjoying what I'm playing."
Are you continuing to enjoy yourself?
Yes, I'm trying to do that. I try to forget about technique and focus more on expression, even though the guitar has such a technical aspect to it, it's musical expression that is the peak of inspiration. That is the most important thing."
..........
"El nuevo disco es un paseo por todos los rincones del Parque descritos con la guitarra" (The new CD is a stroll past all the corners of Maria Luisa Park as told by the guitar).
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2014 13:16:34
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to Don Dionisio

Thank you svillian for the info - hopefully some footage may appear from the bienal
Appreciate the translation Don - also good to hear a speak out on the disorder, great to know the support is there as it is often lacking with Bi Polar conditions - many more years of music to come hopefully

Such a great player and composer - one of a kind
Looking forward to the release

Just reading up a bit online it is stated several times he had collaborated with Anouar Brahem ( a favourite musician )
Anyone aware of any recording or witnessed this collaboration ?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2014 13:33:21
 
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

I think they made a concert toguether.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2014 14:04:03
 
svilian

 

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

It sounds familiar that they did a concert together during the Seville expo in 1992, as I can remenber, but I can´t be 100% sure
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2014 14:06:22
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

Another ephemeral performance
Could only imagine the meeting of these players
Thank you for the reply

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mark indigo

 

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

i had seen the website, and also a video from a bodega of seemingly all new stuff (not on youtube, and a can't find or remember where now...), but didn't know about album - pls update if you find out more.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 17 2014 13:14:38
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to Don Dionisio

good for him to speak out about personal stuff, after so many rumours and stories about him. Hope he can keep working, look forward to hearing it if he puts out a new album.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 17 2014 13:16:12
 
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to Guest

Bienal 2014:

http://vimeo.com/107598198

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 17 2014 17:18:59
 
svilian

 

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

Fantastic! Riqueni at the Bienal 2014, pro shot

https://vimeo.com/112797776
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 26 2014 17:53:29
 
tele

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

quote:

ORIGINAL: svilian

Fantastic! Riqueni at the Bienal 2014, pro shot

https://vimeo.com/112797776


monster playing

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to tele

monster playing
[/quote]


'' Si '' !!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 26 2014 22:56:43
 
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to Guest

quote:

Another ephemeral performance


Are you sure ephemeral is the word you want?

If so, you’ve lost me.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 27 2014 0:01:59
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to Paul Magnussen

Figure it is - but thanks Paul


synonyms: transitory, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived, momentary, brief, short, cursory, temporary, impermanent, short-term;

Meant by his collaboration with brahem


Or - man I would have loved to have seen or heard that -

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to Paul Magnussen

should have thought "phenomenal" would be more appropriate
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 27 2014 11:44:11
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to Morante

quote:



should have thought "phenomenal" would be more appropriate

Not sure about that
It probably was but If no one here actually witnessed it or no one recorded it - it seems to remain in the world of transitory undocumented performances - like Hendrix and miles Davis etc
Hopefully someone out there saw this - until then we can only imagine - figure most musical performances are ephemeral , sometimes we get lucky and someone presses record or writes a review - till then we are pretty short on descriptive words

Or - if a tree falls in the woods etc etc

I'm sticking to my use of adjectives

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

I´d really love to see the Riqueni-Brahem recording
But it´s true that many amazing musical meetings are lost forever
Has anyone EVER heard the Pepe Habichuela-Don Cherry meeting? You can read about it on every Pepe´s bio
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 28 2014 11:27:26
 
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

Have you guys check the video? It´s not that video with Canales shot with a mobile phone. It´s a pro shot of Riqueni together with Manolo Franco and Paco Jarana playing "Amarguras". I am surprised no one is saying anything about it, the song is great


https://vimeo.com/112797776
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 28 2014 18:31:51
 
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

just discovered this, incredible!


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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to tele

Best you get yourself the album......awesomeness, will blow ones testicles off and some

Best

pink

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 24 2015 23:54:50
 
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to pink

quote:

ORIGINAL: pink

Best you get yourself the album......awesomeness, will blow ones testicles off and some

Best

pink


Too lazy to buy, but it's on spotify with his other albums

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 25 2015 0:58:04
 
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to pink

quote:

ORIGINAL: pink

Best you get yourself the album......awesomeness, will blow ones testicles off and some

Best

pink


I was listening to the Youtube clip on my good speakers, saying to myself, "Why don't I own this album?" Amazon only had it at an outrageous price, but I ordered anyhow. Then on the Youtube clip the orchestra came galumphing in like a herd of dancing elephants.

I cancelled the order.

RNJ
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to tele

quote:

ORIGINAL: tele

quote:

ORIGINAL: pink

Best you get yourself the album......awesomeness, will blow ones testicles off and some

Best

pink


Too lazy to buy, but it's on spotify with his other albums

Unfortunately his best album - 'flamenco', doesn't seem to be on it. That's one you should buy.
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

I have the 'Maestros' too; never get bored of listening to it.

A

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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to chester

I agree, the album "flamenco" is one of the best modern flamenco solo albums ever made. Grab it if you get the chance!
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to svilian

Thanks, just listened it through(on youtube though, don't even know where I can buy the album) and even when it was great I don't think it's better than Riqueni's other albums, every album has it's own magic

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 26 2015 21:53:10
 
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RE: Rafael Riqueni (in reply to chester

quote:

Unfortunately his best album - 'flamenco', doesn't seem to be on it. That's one you should buy.


never re-released on cd, so you can only buy it on second-hand vinyl....

but where is the new album then? anyone got any news?

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