Diego del Morao, famous guitarist son of famous guitarist Moraito and grand-nephew of famous guitarist Manuel Morao, plays what he called "classic flamenco" when accompanying singers but when he plays solo, it's anything but. We've chosen to call this solo "modern flamenco." It's a form of flamenco fusion. As Diego del Morao will tell you, he thinks that if he played like his father, he wouldn't be contributing anything. He wants to be open to new sounds, new forms, and incorporate them into his own playing. The results are very interesting if a little intellectual.
We recorded this in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain - part of what is referred to as the "cradle of flamenco." It can now also be referred to as a center of innovation. Since our interest is in the traditional, the "classical" flamenco, in the Director's 2nd Cut of our film "Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile," we thought it best to include this as an Extra rather than having it in the main documentary.