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Manolo Caracol


Manuel Ortega Juárez. (Seville, Spain, 1909-Madrid, Spain 1973). Flamenco cantaor. He is descended of a long ancestry of gypsy flamenco artists including Enrique Ortega (father and son) or Curro Dulce, and he was possibly related to earlier ones like El Planeta or El Fillo. In 1922 he was awarded the first prize (shared with El Tenazas) at the Concurso de Cante Jondo de Granada, organized by intellectuals like Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca.