"Hi, in this class I demonstrate you how to play, falseta by falseta in normal and slow speed, my tango composition from my Morao Y Oro CD record, it's called "Rompeserones". I dedicate it to my friend Chicharito. There's a typical arpeggio which is simple but, in the middle of the falseta, there's an'arpegio de horquilla' (hairpin), which is done with the 2 fingers m-i. Compás rhythm on cajón is played by my good friend Ricardo Espinosa".
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Full screen video 'Tangos normal speed', compás rhythm cajón by Ricardo Espinosa
Full screen video 'Tangos slow speed', compás rhythm cajón by Ricardo Espinosa
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Moraíto Chico, the greatest exponents of ‘Jerez’ flamenco.
Manuel Moreno Junquera 'Moraíto Chico’ ( September 13th, 1956 - August 10th, 2011) was born in the gipsy quarter Barrio Santiago in Jerez de la Frontera. As the son of Juan Morao (Juan Moreno Jiménez, 1935–2002) and nephew of Manuel Morao, important guitarists of the Jerez school, Moraíto started his career at the age of 10 in 1966, taking part in the'Jueves Flamencos' at the Plaza de Toros in Jerez at the annual festival which his uncle, Manuel Morao, organised. In 1980 he became a member of the ensemble of the tablao "Los Canasteros" in Madrid. His participation in the 'III Cumbre Flamenca de Madrid’ in 1986 was certainly a milestone in his artistic career.
Moralto, undoubtedly one of the best accompanying guitarists for cante, has worked with great singers such as José Mercé, Niña Pastori, Juncales de Jerez, Jose Soto ‘Sorderita’, Manuel Alejandro and Terremoto. His talent was rewarded with the most sought after prizes, among them the 'Premio Maximo del Concurso Nacional de Guitarra Flamenca de la Pena Los Cerníkalos de Jerez de la Frontera" (1972 and 1986) as well as the 'Copa Jerez', awarded by the 'Cátedra de Flamencologia y Estudios Folklóricos Andaluces' (1981 and 1983), the Charles Cros award (1993), Premio de la Asociación Nacional de Críticos de Arte Flamenco (1999) and best guitar accompanist in 2001. He also triumphed as soloist. In 1992 his album "Morao y Oro” was awarded the 'Grand Prix de l'Academie du Disque Français' in Paris. Moraíto’s second recording Morao, Morao, re-released by Nuevos Medios in 2005, was first released in 1999 and featured collaborations with Navajita Plateá, Los Marismeños, Luis El Zambo and María Vala.
Moraíto, eminent patron of young talents, was the most important representative of the modern school of Jerez. Above all his Bulerias, Jerez style par excellence, stand out for their unequalled, brilliant swing. As a soloist everything Moraíto played was infused with such a strong rhythmic power and an economy of expression. His last public performance was at the Flamenco Festival in Nimes in January 2011.
Moraito Chico’s legacy continues with his son, Diego del Morao, who has become a reputable Flamenco guitarist.
"Hello, I'm Moraíto. In these videos, I'm going to explain and play slowly some of my own tangos, sevillanas and bulerías from my repertoire. I'm going to demonstrate how to accompany malagueñas, seguiriyas and tientos tangos. I hope you like them. Now I'm going to play. Let's start. Thank you".