A flamenco artist with personality


Paco Fernández, an artist with personality

Francisco Fernández Vargas, “Paco Fernández”, was born in 1967 in Triana, in the heart of one of the most prestigious families in the world of flamenco. The legacy of his father, Curro Fernández, and his mother, Pepa Vargas, marked Paco and his brothers, José and Esperanza, in the most pure Gypsy style. With this background, not surprisingly, he began his artistic journey at a very early age.

Paco Fernandez Flamenco guitarist

At the age of eight he starts to play the guitar andFlamenco guitar lessons by Paco Fernandez received his first lessons from the maestro Rafael Amador, leading member of the group “Pata Negra”. Later he continues his apprenticeship with the master of the guitar Miguel Pérez.
At the age of twelve he officially debuted alongside his siblings Esperanza and José Fernández in the Álvarez Quintero Theater in Seville, forming the “Gypsy Gang.”
The following year his parents, Curro Fernández and Pepa Vargas, alongside with the major representative José Antonio Pulpón, had a great idea to form one of the most recognized flamenco families from the national level, “La Familia Fernández”. With this formation they happily spent eight years in the best festivals in Spain and represented numerous performances and tours in America, Europe, Japan, India and represented Spain at the popular “World Meeting of Gypsy’s.”

Paco Fernandez and Paco de LuciaPaco Fernández has performed with leading figures such as Camarón de la Isla, Ketama, Raimundo Amador, Joaquín Cortés, Antonio Núñez “Chocolate”, Potito, Tomatito, Duquende, Farruquito, Farruco, Juanito Villar, Morenito de Llora, La Susi, Fosforito, Diego Carrasco, Remedios Amaya, Juanita Reina, Antonio Canales, Niña Pastori, Aurora Vargas, Rocío Jurado and many more.His first solo album “Sastipén Talí”, which means Health and Freedom in Romaní, Paco Fernández had the support of important artists in the flamenco scene: Dorantes, Diego de Morao, Potito and Antonio Fernández Montoya, “Farru” as well as his siblings Esperanza Fernández and Jose Fernández. Paco Fernández has performed in prestigious festivals as the XII Bienal de Flamenco of Seville, the Lewes Guitar Festival in Britain, the VIII Astaffort guitar festival in France and not to mention one of his latest shows, “Raíces” with leading artists such as Raimundo Amador, Manuel Molina, Esperanza Fernández, Charlie Cepeda, ...His latest work on “Guitarrismo de los Institutos Cervantes” has received very positive reviews from the press, both in Brazil and Algiers. Currently, his work with Don Manuel Macías for “Tu- rismo Andaluz” is aimed at promoting flamenco as a true heritage of his land.