“I don't know how old I am”

In 1996 José began a ten-year stint as a resident dancer in Los Tarantos in Torremolinos, and it was here that he would meet the man who would re-launch his career.

Flamenco writer and producer José Luis Ortiz Nuevo was astounded by José's life story and he persuaded him to tell his story by way of a grand flamenco extravaganza.

'Yo no se la edad que tengo', which is based on the fact that José claims to not know his correct date of birth, was written and directed by Ortiz Nuevo and it premiered in Malaga in 2007. The show then went to Seville, Madrid and numerous other venues in Spain and Europe, and since then, El Carrete has enjoyed his second-coming.