Spain: King of flamenco dies
14 December 2010
"Farewell to the poet of flamenco," headlines ABC. In the wake of the death of acclaimed singer, Enrique Morente, the daily laments the loss of "a rebel who revolutionised the art of flamenco singing," which came as a shock to the world of Spanish music and culture. Morente, who was 67, died in hospital from complications that arose following a routine operation on a ulcer, and ABC reports that his family has now requested an autopsy. Born in Grenada, Morente was an innovator who enriched flamenco through his experiments with other musical styles. His parting, concludes ABC, "will bring to a close a major chapter in the history of flamenco."