Luis de la Carrasca - Gharnata


Released on 11 October 2019 - InOuïe Distribution
Production Association Andalouse Alhambra with the support of Region Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, ADAMI and SCPP

Gharnata means Granada in arabic. Why this choice? By being a Granadian, Luis de la Carrasca is aware of the legacy left by this extraordinary civilization at his peak.

Luis de la Carrasca whose voice jumps with ease from a powerful register to a register with restraint is surrounded by 6 musicians in this album : the guitarists José Luis Dominguez and Manuel Gomez, the doublebassist Benjamin Ramos, the percussionist François Taillefer, the pianist Jérôme Boudin-Clauzel and Ana Pérez on backing vocals, palmas and dance.

His lyrics are a tribute to the values of great importance, essential to humanity historically : respect, coexistency, tolerance, generosity, willingness, faith, goodness and the most important love, love of fellow beings, of life, of earth, of nature…
Luis de la Carrasca also felt the necessity to approach the importance of our roots. The reference which is guiding us towards the future remembering where we came from and who we are.
Finally, it’s also a tribute to the memory of great geniuses who are Federico García Lorca, Antonio Machado and the great Bizet. An inescapable and unforggetable heritage for humanity.

In the press

« An album in the great Andalusian tradition, not flamboyant but deep, elegant »
« De la Carrasca evidently embraces this nuevo flamenco approach, introducing non-traditional instrumentation and grooves. * * * »
Songlines MagazineNovember 2019 - Gharnata
« The tracks come one after another and are equal in splendour »
Vaucluse MatinApril 2, 2021 - Gharnata
« An unalterable torrent of powerful feelings »
La ProvenceMarch 31, 2021 - Gharnata
« Music tracks which herald flamenco « puro » and demonstrate the talent of the artist who writes music and lyrics »
Le Dauphiné Libéré5 october 2019 - Gharnata
« A splendid album, some titles of which stay with us for a long time. »
5 PlanètesGharnata

Gharnata in video

Teaser – Gharnata de Luis de la Carrasca
Mis Raíces – Luis de la Carrasca
Las Cosas de mi Graná – Luis de la Carrasca
Mis Raíces
Las Cosas de mi Graná
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Interview RFI
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