Haddad, Amir John
Pasando Por Tabernas
1CD | Double Moon Records | 0608917150421 | DMCHR 71504 | 02-06
Amir, born in Freiburg/Germany in 1975 (as child of a Palestinian father and Columbian mother), already learned to play the Arabian lute from his father when he was a child. He discovered the world of flamenco when he was at youth, and the teenager was soon discovered by the great master guitarist Pepe Justicia, who took him to Jerez to study with him. Today, Pepe and Amir can often be found together as a duo on the stage. In addition, Amir also studied with the equally famous Enrique de Melchor in Cordoba. The extraordinary talents of Amir were soon discovered by famous dancers (Joaquin Ruiz, Eliseo Parra, Tomasito, etc.) and musicians (Gerardo Nu–ez, Josˇ Luis Mont—n, Raimundo Amador and others) on the Iberian peninsula. He has worked on stage or in studios with all of them. His international career began in the group known worldwide "Radio Tarifa", with whom he recorded their last CD ("Fiebre") and has toured numerous times. Now he decided that the time was ripe for a first project of his own...
Amir plays as if he already knew his instrument half a century. Everything sounds so wonderfully natural and unforced: a master already in his young years!