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Thursday Q&A: Flamenco star on Almodóvar and football

Brian Campbell puts artists on the spot about what really matters to them. This week: acclaimed Spanish flamenco singer Rocío Márquez

Rocío Márquez will be joined by Miguel Ángel Cortés and Los Mellis at her Bangor concert on August 28
1. When did you think about music as a career and what were your first steps into it? I first stepped on to a stage aged nine at the flamenco peña club in Palos de la Frontera. Before I had always listened to flamenco at home. It was something that was always there, not really anything that could become a professional career. Everything changed when I won the Lámpara Minera (the most important prize in Spain for Flamenco music) in 2008. That was when I thought for the first time that flamenco could actually be my way of living, my professional career. 2. Best gig or gigs you've been to? Mar[...]
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