CURRO DE MARÍA
Francisco Fernandez Doblas, better known as “Curro De María” was born in Malaga in 1976.
He took classes in flamenco guitar with Master Pedro Escalona and soon begins to be required by different singers from Malaga.
His guitar has accompanied the voices of Estrella Morente, Chano Lobato, Montse Cortés, Guadiana, Virginia Gámez, Diana Navarro, Rafael de Utrera, Jose de la Tomasa, The Police, Antonio El Pulga, El Gally, Lolita Valderrama doing it both in festivals and in theaters.
In the dancing, he has accompanied “La Lupi”, Rafael de Carmen, Juan de Juan, Rafael Amargo, Marcos Flores. Has taught flamenco guitar in Venezuela, Germany, France, Ukraine, Chicago, Geneva, Brussels.
His guitar has sounded for the Festival of Voices of Austria, “Three Cultures for Peace” group forming Dorantes Virginia Gamez, and Roby Lakatos among others, the Flamenco Festival of Mont de Marsan Flamenco Festival in Chicago and the editions of the Bienal de Flamenco in Malaga among others.
Equally important have been the recordings he has made with Antonio Fuentes in Malaga (Winner of the Mining Lamp) in the discography that complements the “Encyclopedia of Flamenco”. – Recording a C.D. with the singing of Manuela Laina of Almonte (Huelva). – Recording a C.D. with the singing of Pepe Vergara Alora (Malaga). – Recording a C.D. with the singing of Rafael Sanchez (Malaga). – Partners in C.D. with various artists of Spanish Song.