Oasis Jazz U Festival – Latin Fusion: A Homage To Paco De Lucia

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On February 26th of this year, the name Francisco Sanchez Gomez (born 21 December 1947 in Algeciras, Spain) was written in black ink on a hospital document in Cancun, Mexico. As a child, Lucia, his mother, would kiss him on the forehead after his father had spent hours practicing his guitar with a ten year old Francisco. Francisco would go on to change his artistic name to honour his mother. No one imagined that decades later Paco De Lucia would call Mexico’s Caribbean coast home.

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