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Chanela have built up a strong following in Andalucía.
Chanela have built up a strong following in Andalucía. / T. Bryant
  • Popular local trio Chanela are putting on a free concert in Torremolinos tonight

Flamenco enthusiasts can enjoy a free concert by the popular local trio, Chanela, which takes place in Torremolinos today, Friday.

Chanela consists of three celebrated flamenco musicians: Antonio Soto, one of the most respected guitarists in Andalucía; and brothers El Fosil (percussion) and Juanlu Marcelo (guitar and vocal), both of whom are well-known session musicians within the flamenco community.

As well as enjoying a career as a solo guitarist, Antonio Soto has accompanied most of the top flamenco singers in Andalucía, and these include Chato de Málaga, Fosforito, La Cañeta de Málaga and La Repompilla.

The group, who have built up a strong following all over Andalucía, perform the music of Camarón de la Isla, Ketama, Pata Negra, Manzanita and Paco de Lucía, among others.

The free concert, which starts at 9.30pm, will be held on the terrace of Bar Princesa in Plaza de Andalucía, Torremolinos.

Because of audience capacity restrictions, and the trio's popularity, early arrival is advised.