In about one month, the living legend of Latino guitar, Jose Feliciano will perform in Bucharest in his first and probably only outstanding event in Romania. So, the legendary artist is coming to conquer our hearts at Sala Palatului/Palace Hall on March 16, starting 8 p.m. The audience is allowed in the hall as of 7 p.m.
Tickets ranging from RON 49, RON 149 to RON 199 and RON 299 are available at Sala Palatului booking office, in Inmedio, Diverta and Germanos stores, at the Romanian Post office and online at: bilete.ro, eventim.ro, myticket.ro, blt.ro, startickets.ro and salapaltului.ro.
Blind-born Feliciano is considered the last great guitarist of the Latino beat and is well known for his unique boleros. He is playing 17 musical instruments and he can sing in six languages. So, he first played the accordion at the age of 5, then he discovered the guitar, soon becoming his most beloved instrument. Step by Step, Feliciano learnt to play the contrabass, banjo, the pipe organ, double six, mandolin, harmonica, piano, harp and other typical south-American instruments such as timbales, timbalines, kazoo, etc.
Blending voice with the Latino guitar’s jazz-soul-blues rhythms brought him worldwide recognition, receiving distinctions and selling millions of records.
He played next to John Lennon, Carlos Santana, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon or Ricky Martin.
Jose Feliciano was born on September 10, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico, but his family is moving to New York in 1950. He was only nine when he performed at Bronx Theatre and his real music career practically started in 1968.
When he was once asked why he is recording especially boleros, Feliciano answered: “Because when I left home at 18 years old, my parents thought I would forget my Latino origins and I have been actually trying for long time to get to the North-American market. And to prove them they were wrong, I attended “Mar del Plata” Festival in Argentina and it was here that I began singing boleros: “Piel Canela”, “Tu me acostumbraste”, El reloj”, “La barca” and others that I knew since I was a child. I recorded them in a modern manner. So it all began!”