Miguel de Tena
Miguel de Tena
Con registros altos y un poderío extraordinario, destaca especialmente en cantes libres como la Granaína, el Fandango o la Petenera, así como en las cantes de su tierra (Tangos y Jaleos). Aunque sin proyección comercial, ya ha grabado dos discos en solitario ("Recopilación Flamenco de la Provincia de Badajoz" y "De Extremadura a Lo Ferro") y ha participado, junto a Chaquetón, el Flecha o Talegón en el disco-libro didáctico dirigido por el ínclito José Manuel Gamboa y editado por Flamenco en el Foro con el título "Cante por Cante". Participó en la película "Poniente" (2002) de Chus Gutiérrez, cantando el tema principal de la misma. En su nuevo disco "Vaivén" (2004) a contado con el acompañamiento de guitarristas de la talla de Antonio Carrión, la familia Vargas, Antonio Reyes o Manolito Herrera.
Su último gran éxito profesional le llegó este verano al quedar finalista, junto a otros dos cantaores, de la tan ansiada Lámpara Minera del Festival de la Unión (Murcia-2004). En su corta trayectoria como cantaor, Miguel de Tena es: Premio "Melón de Oro" - Lo Ferro 1999 Premio Mancomunidad de la Serena - Monterrubio 2000 Premio Cantes Extremeños - Los Santos de Maimona 2001 Premio Cantes Básicos - Los Santos de Maimona 2001 Premio "Sol de Oro" - Lorca 2001 Premio "Ciudad de la Música" - Villafranca de los Barros 2002 Premio de Granaínas - La Unión 2003 Premio de Tarantas - La Unión 2004 Premio Cantes Mineros "Antonio Piñana" - Calasparra 2004 Premio Especial "Antonio Fdez. FOSFORITO" - Calasparra 2004 Premio de Malagueñas y Granaínas - Mairena del Alcor 2004 Entre otros más de 15 primeros premios. ******************* english free vs: MIGUEL DE TENA presents his new album "Vaivén" “Vaivén” is the third album by this young cantaor 1 from Don Benito.
Playing the guitar with him, we can find Antonio Carrión, the Vargas Family, Antonio Reyes, Manolito Herrera and Francis Pinto. In only nine songs, Miguel captures the dignity, humility and respect that we have to show to such a huge Art like Flamenco's. Nine songs that testify and corroborate why Miguel has won more than thirty prizes during his ten-year career. And why he has convinced to all the people who have gone to his concerts. With Paulino Bravos's production, author of most of these songs, "Vaivén" is the result of two hard work years. This album shows the most familiar Miguel, the one recognized by his audience through his Ojos Verdes's "bulerias 2 or Vallejo's Fandangos 3... But also we can find the most unknown Miguel, singing "guajiras"4, Cordoba's "alegrias"5, "Cantes de Trilla"6 or even Tangos from Extremadura7.
These singings, enriched by the Vargas family's wisdom, repeat a very catchy chorus, we have a clear example in the single "Dime que me “Quieres" ("Tell me you love me"). “Vaivén” keeps all the time in the most "jondo" and pure flamenco style. "Vaiven", loyal to the flamenco inheritance, is but the portrait of an artist with a very promising future. Miguel de Tena was born in Ruecas (Badajoz) in 1976. He grew up listening to cantaores such as Marchena, El Niño de la Huerta, Valderrama or El Loreño. At the early age of 7 years old, he got up to a stage.
But he really discovered Flamenco when he was serving in the army, in Melilla. There, he listened to the real big masters of Flamenco: Mairena, Fosforito, Menese and Camarón de la Isla. In 1997, he met the guitarist Romero de Badajoz, Miguel realized that Romero had great skills in Flamenco and so he started educating him as a cantaor. In 1998, he made his début with the 15th Volume of the Collection “Flamenco from Badajoz region”. Miguel took part in a famous contest named "Lo Ferro" in Murcia. Among 57 cantaores more, he stood out and won the "Melón de Oro"8 award, the possibility of recording a disc and the praises by the Jury and the Critics.
Definitively, he had a good starting in Murcia! In 2000, he released a new album, a 10-songs work named "De Extremadura a Lo Ferro" ("From Extremadura to Lo Ferro"). This time, Romero de Badajoz was with him as well. This work made him to obtain several awards9: Mancomunidad de la Serena, Talarrubias, Santos de Maimona, Villafranca de los Barros, Plasencia, Lorca... Miguel and big artists like Chaquetón o Talegón de Córdoba, took part in the recording of "Cante por Cante" directed by José Manuel Gamboa. In 2002, Miguel de Tena worked in the Sound Track of the movie "Poniente" (directed by Chus Gutiérrez).
He plays a rumba (used afterwards as the opening song of "La Ventana" (a very known program by Cadena Ser, a very important radio station)) and a "martinete" 10. In 2003, he won the first prize of Granaínas 11 in the Festival of Las Minas (La Unión). This year, he has participated again, and he has won the first prize in Tarantas 12, and with two more cantaores he can even get the prestigious award "La Lámpara Minera"13. To the already mentioned prizes, we have to add the first positions in Contests like Calasparra's (in Murcia), Santander's, and Mairena de Alcor's (Sevilla). For more information about Miguel de Tena: Promotional Sheet http://www.psm-music.com/discos/MiguelDeTena.htm or contact to Paulino Bravo (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Flamenco’s singer 2 to 7. Flamenco have many different “palos” or styles, these are some of them. 8.
“Melón de Oro” – Prize given in the Lo Ferro Festival, very important in the Flamenco context, not only because of the quality but also for the quantity of its awards. The Melón de Oro is hand-made. 9.- These are Festival and Contests all related with Flamenco. 10 to 12. Another styles of Flamenco. 13. The most important flamenco award, this festival has 40 years old and it is a demonstration of the way the miners sang to the goddess of the Mine.
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