Javier Limón is a multi-Grammy singer-songwriter and producer who is a Spanish Flamenco institution. He plays, composes, produces, scores films, teaches, explains, and campaigns for humanity.
Javier Limón is to Flamenco as Wynton Marsalis is to Jazz
Limón was born in Madrid, Spain in 1973. He studied in Madrid and New York. Limón started his career as a Flamenco songwriter, then moved into producing.
Limón was the producer of the historic Lágrimas Negras a reunion of Spain and Cuba by Spanish Flamenco singer Diego El Cigala and legendary Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés.
Today Limón runs his own label Casa Limón which publishes many outstanding artists including Buika.
Limón is perhaps less famous than the people he has worked with, but he is a connection to a world of great artists. People like Enrique Morente, Estrella Morente, Paco de Lucía, Bebo Valdés, Diego El Cigala, and filmmakers Fernando Trueba and Pedro Almodóvar.
Limón is one of those special artists whose natural gifts have elevated him to the level of an ambassador for various human rights initiatives in Latin America, the Middle East, and around the world. He is a board member of New York’s World Music Institute.
Javier Limón Albums
Son de Limón (2008)
Mujeres de Agua (2010) explores Mediterranean voices.
Promesas de Tierra (2013)
Javier Limón in New York City 2017 – 2018
Limón is on the board of New York City’s World Music Institute.
Limón’s Paco de Lucía Project plays Symphony Space in the Upper West Side on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Javier Limón in New York City 2016 – 2017
Limón presents “Flamenco Orígenes” (Flamenco Origins) an exploration of the Sephardic, Arabic, and Gypsy origins of Flamenco with singers Christiane Karam, Tonina Saputo and Tali Rubinstein at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30pm. $25-35. This is a co-production with the World Music Institute.