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The nominations for the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards in the category of Best Flamenco Album were:

Las Pequeñas Cosas

Josemi Carmona (Universal Music Spain, S.L.)

Piano Ibérico

Chano Domínguez (Blue Note/EMI Music Spain)

10 Años – Corriente Vital

Ojos De Brujo (Warner Music Spain)

La Orilla De Mi Pelo

Niña Pastori (Ariola / Sony Music)

15 Años

Pastora Soler (Warner Music Spain)

The ceremony was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas 

AND THE WINNER WAS…

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Niña Pastori

Niña Pastori (María Rosa García) was born in San Fernando in Cádiz in 1978 and made her first recording, Entre dos Puertos (BMG) in 1996. Her next recording, Erez Luz, followed in 1998 and she had an impressive line-up of musicians accompanying her voice on this recording, including: the guitarists Juan Manuel Cañizares, Paquete, José Antonio Rodríguez, Alejandro Sanz, Machuka, Juan Carlos Romero and Moraíto. The percussionist were no less impressive, including Julio Jiménez ‘Chaboli’, Bandolero and Manuel Soler. 

Two years later she brought out Cañaílla and the musicians again including Alejandro Sanz, Bandolero and Moraíto Chico, but also Diego Morao, Vicente Amigo and José Miguel Carmona and Antonio Carmona. And so it has continued:

María (2002)

No hay quinto malo (2004)

Joyas prestadas (2006) 

Esperando verte (2009) for which she won the Best Flamenco Album in the 2009 Latin Grammy Awards. On this recording she sings a number of pieces in a traditional flamenco style: the title track, Esperando verte is a tangos; Capricho de mujer is a rumba; for the bulerías Pintaré de azul somos marineros is accompanied by Diego del Morao and his cousin Pepe Morao, La fuerza que me guía is a minera where she is accompanied by Josemi Carmona and for the bulerías called Vagabundo she is accompanied by Vicente Amigo.

Esperando-verte

Capricho de mujer (2009)

La orilla de mi pelo (2011)

© 2011 Thérèse Wassily Saba

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