David Pino, the likely new director of the Flamencology Chair of the University of Córboda
The cantaor from Puente Genil and teacher at the Córdoba Conservatory will replace Arcángel at the helm of the Flamencology Chair, pending confirmation. He is a man of the land with renown and the youth to enable him to lead that institution for many years to come
The cantaor David Pino, from Puente Genil (province of Córdoba) will be, in all likelihood, the new director of the Flamencology Chair of the University of Córdoba, and if this is confirmed, the announcement will be made next week. He is a good pick, without a doubt, because he’s a cantaor from Córdoba with academic interests. He was also the best choice when Arcángel was appointed last year, but somehow, they favored that cantaor from Huelva instead of picking David Pino.
Betting on Arcángel was a failure, although he did his job in the little time he held that position, just one course. Now the cantaor from Puente Genil will be in charge of the direction of the Flamencology Chair, and I’m sure this news will be well-received because this artist is greatly appreciated by the aficionados. He has just one CD in the market, Mi largo caminar, an interesting album released last year. He is a young cantaor, born in 1972, with wide interests and a deep love for flamencology and flamenco history.
This is what the Flamencology Chair needs, someone from that province with renown in the field and young enough to be able to lead that Chair for many years. So, if this appointment is confirmed — there could be a conflict since Pino also works for the Córdoba Conservatory — we are in luck.
Photo: Mi largo caminar CD cover