Juan Rafael Cortés Santiago, "Duquende", He born in Sabadell (Barcelona) in 1965. Today it is one of the most important singers of the current flamenco scene. An artist touched by genius, that the 8 years and was invited by Camarón debut on stage, accompanying him himself genius of San Fernando on guitar.
In the year 1992 start a brilliant career that has led him to perform at major theaters and auditoriums in Spain and around the world, highlighting their participation in the WOMEX held in Copenhagen in the year 2011. Duquende have collaborated with great guitarists of modern flamenco as Juan Habichuela, Tomatito, Juan Manuel Cañizares, Moraíto Chico, Vicente Amigo, José Carlos Gómez, Alfredo Lagos or Chicuelo, inter alia. Also in 1997 he joined the Paco de Lucía sextet which over time would become the singer for more years that accompanied the great master of Algeciras in training.
"Puzzle" produced by Pepe de Lucía, It is the last work of a discography that includes a total of nine titles, and a long list of collaborations, as participation in the show Shrimp, The Legend of Time; interpretation of the theme Soy Gitano, Mi Gitana and La Nana del Caballo Grande concert tribute to Leonard Cohen, on the occasion of the Prince of Asturias Award.