Carmen Linares, 40 years of art: “And I still have things to offer” – Culture

Javier Herrero

Carmen Linares, the only cantaora with a National Music Award, has been holding shows for more than 40 years with her seasoned and penetrating voice. Turned into a living legend of flamenco, she returns to the stage to continue celebrating that event with a spirit of continuity.

“Retired? I’m very happy right now and I feel good singing, it gives me a lot of good energy and I still have things I can offer. No, I’m not thinking of retiring right now,” certifies the artist born in Linares (Jaén) in 1951 in a talk with Efe.

The reason is the concert that this Wednesday in the Madrid musical cycle Inverfest will upload her again to some tables to celebrate her four decades as a solo artist, accompanied for the occasion by Joan Manuel Serrat as an exceptional guest.

“I wanted to take someone that I admired and that had something to do with me. It also seemed appropriate now that he is going to do his retirement tour, which makes me very sad. He is a super close and affectionate person with all my family,” says Linares. about Catalan, with whom he will sing the emblematic “La saeta”.

He called this tour, which has been lengthened due to the stoppage of the pandemic, “Cantaora” (1988), as one of his most important albums, in addition to being the only path in life that he considered.

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