Juan Carmona's "Alchemya" Nominated for Latin GRAMMY Award!
World Village is proud to announce the nomination of Juan Carmona’s album Alchemya for "Best Flamenco Album of the Year" at the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards! This is the fourth Latin Grammy nomination for the French-born Andalusian guitarist, whose album El Sentido del Aire, on fellow harmonia mundi distributed label Le Chant du Monde, was nominated in 2010. The award ceremony will be held in Las Vegas on November 20.
Seldom has an album lived up to its name as well as Carmona's Alchemya ("Alchemy"). With each track, crafted from a combination of precious elements and featuring a whole host of guest stars, Juan Carmona puts the flamenco music so dear to his heart into the arena with jazz and world music. At times very outward-looking, at times introspective, with this album, he brings his art to a new level and paints a bold self-portrait underpinned by rich variety, freedom, the pleasure of new discovery and exceptionally high standards. The guitarist truly is an alchemist who has found the philosopher’s stone by focusing on the music alone.
WORLD MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE
"Mr. Carmona rings in the changes with exquisite angularity. In every elaborate gesture, revealed in the utterly beautiful dynamic of his fret-board"
- Latin Jazz Network
"Carmona propels the art to a higher level: a self-portrait that is distinguished by its variety, freedom, joy of discovery and virtuosity."
- El Nuevo Herald