He has been called iconoclastic, toxic, refined, subversive, masterly, irreverent, and even the Antichrist of flamenco. In 2015 his record Voces del extremo was named album of the year by music critics. A rare breed, a philosopher, poet, mystic and politician who elevates and reclaims. With in-depth knowledge of tradition and blessed with a voice like an instrument, Niño de Elche transcends academic structures to create and express himself with total and brilliant freedom, escaping the comfort zone of knowledge and talent to be that consciousness where art rubs salt – the voice – into the wound.
In the Museo Reina Sofía Niño de Elche will perform a concert entitled Animal Número (Animal Number), based on the numbers worn by Moroccan prisoners at Guantanamo. The event will also feature the participation of musicians Raúl Cantizano and Darío del Moral, and lighting by Benito Jiménez.