José Manuel Barrul Jiménez is Farina, a flamenco singer who is part of the cast that gives life to 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 through multiple national and international stages.
His artistic nickname comes from when he was just a few months old. One night he broke into tears and kept his whole family awake, then his grandfather said “this child has more throat than Rafael Farina and he will know how to sing”. Since then, everyone knows him as Farina and the words of his grandfather were premonitory because Farina is a flamenco singer.
He was born in Seville, but his life has been halfway between Seville and Madrid. Member of a saga of artists, including María Vizárraga, Farina has learned from many of the flamenco singers he listens to and has listened to.
With 10 years I already sang with the guitar. With 19, he began to perform with his group in the bars of the Triana district (Seville). Later he began his career as a singer in different flamenco tablaos of Seville and began 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 learn. He has participated in works with Torombo and joined in a charity event with Farruquito, but he confesses that he would love to share the stage with this artist and with Sara Baras.
The soul is left every time he goes on stage because Farina enjoys what he does. The flamenco styles that he likes to play are the seguiriya, the soleá, the taranto, soleá por bulerías, romance or natural fandangos, although he is an artist who likes to leave his “own stamp” in each performance.
Since 2015, every night he goes up to the stage of our flamenco tablao to express what he feels through flamenco singing.