José Manuel León – Sirimusa



The 5th release in the Flamenco Guitar Maestro series, ”Sirimusa” featuring the exceptional flamenco guitarist José Manuel León. In these lessons, available in book and DVD format, José Manuel León invites us to learn his techniques and style. José demonstrates six of his most extraordinary compositions viewable in full frontal and split screen, with close ups of the left and right hand. The compositions on the DVD and in the book include ‘Sirimusa’ (Bulerías), Soleá, Tangos, Seguiriya and “Suite Polirítmica” (moving through various flamenco palos: Fandangos, Tanguillos, Tientos, Tangos, Bulerías) and feature Alicia Carrasco on vocals. The accompanying book provides authentic transcriptions by Max Herzog in close collaboration with José Manuel León – in both standard music notation and tablature. The DVD includes over 20 minutes of extras to enjoy some wonderful live performances of José Manuel León.

León is considered to be the flamenco guitarist continuing the revolution driven by Paco de Lucía, also from Algeciras. His enormous creativity, impeccable technique and his strong personal interpretation of flamenco music allow him to mark future directions of flamenco guitar playing. José has collaborated with great flamenco artists such as Niña Pastori, Alejandro Sánz, Gerardo Núñez, Cármen Linares, Ginesa Ortega, Joaquín Grilo and many more. In 2006 José released his first album ‘Sirimusa’ awarded “Best Flamenco Artist” by the National Critics Flamenco Award.

Book format: A4 177 Pages; Book and DVD language: Spanish and English; DVD: PAL all regions

order directly at La Sonanta: José Manuel León – Sirimusa (Book/DVD)