|Tags:||flamenco spanish copla folk español andalucia divas me gusta|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
María del Rocío Trinidad Mohedano Jurado, 18 September 1944, Chipiona, Cádiz, Spain, d. 1 June 2006, Madrid, Spain. Performing flamenco from early childhood, Jurado gained a substantial following in the 60s. Over succeeding decades she developed into an all-round entertainer, performing for large audiences at concerts and making numerous records. She was similarly prolific in her television appearances, and her songs were also frequently heard on the soundtracks of films and television shows. In addition to the large following in her homeland, where she was known as La más grande (the best), Jurado also spent time in Argentina, including appearing in a stage production, La Zapatera Prodigiosa, based on work by Federico García Lorca. This remarkable exponent of traditional Spanish music, one of only a few such artists to attract admiring attention outside Spain, was also popular in the USA, appearing at the White House,...