Caracol, Manolo

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Caracol, Manolo Gender: M
born on 7 July 1909 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Sevilla, Spain, 37n23, 5w59
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°49' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°11 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 13°46'

Manolo Caracol
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Romani flamenco cantaor (singer).

In 1922 as a youth, he had been awarded the first prize (shared with El Tenazas) at the Concurso de Cante Jondo de Granada, organized by intellectuals like Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca. However, in the first stage of his career, he made a living singing mostly at private parties, which at the time, were, together with cafés, the usual stages for flamenco artists.

he is usually considered as one of the singers that better represent 'Duende' (a typical flamenco term which basically means "inspiration"). He possessed a deep, earthy, yet warm voice, and delivered the flamenco cantes (songs) with passion, originality, and extremely personal phrasing. He excelled in a wide variety of flamenco styles, including Martinetes, Seguiriyas, Soleá, Malagueñas (especially in the style of el Mellizo), Bulerías and Fandangos, among others. His renderings of Fandangos, in particular, were so personal that they have come to be known as Fandangos Caracoleros.

Caracol died on 24 February 1973 in a road accident in Madrid, Spain.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Flores, Lola (born 21 January 1923). Notes: Artistic partner

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.