José Manuel Barrul Jiménez is Farina, a flamenco singer who is part of the cast that brings to life the show that takes place every night at El Palacio Andaluz. An artist who “sings with his own stamp and style” and who has a long professional career that has taken him to many national and international stages.
His artistic nickname comes from when he was just a few months old. One night he burst into tears and kept the whole family awake, then his grandfather said “this boy has a bigger throat than Rafael Farina and he will be able to sing”. Since then, everyone knows him as Farina and his grandfather’s words were premonitory because Farina is a flamenco singer.
He was born in Seville, but his life has been spent halfway between Seville and Madrid. A member of a saga of artists, among them María Vizárraga, Farina has learned from many of the flamenco singers he listens and has listened to.
At the age of 10 he was already singing with the guitar. At the age of 19, he began to perform with his group in the bars of the Triana neighbourhood (Seville). Later he began his career as a cantaor in different flamenco tablaos in Seville and started to travel with dancers from different corners of the world.
Among others, he admires Manolo Caracol, Camarón, Rafael Farina, La Paquera de Jerez, Burrico de Jerez and Chocolate, whom he listens to in order to learn. She has participated in works with Torombo and joined Farruquito in a charity event, but confesses that she would love to share the stage with this artist and with Sara Baras.
He leaves his soul every time he goes on stage because Farina enjoys what he does. The flamenco palos he most likes to play are seguiriya, soleá, taranto, soleá por bulerías, romance and natural fandangos, although he is an artist who likes to leave his “own stamp” on each performance.
Since 2015, every night she has taken to the stage of our flamenco tablao to express what she feels through singing.
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