UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Jim Kuhn recordings: Pedro Bacan/guitar, 1983

Overview of the Collection

Kuhn, Jim, 1952-
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Jim Kuhn recordings: Pedro Bacan/guitar
1 audiotapes  :  EC - 1 audio cassette
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Sound recording of flamenco guitarist Pedro Bacán in Seattle, Washington.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Peña Peña, better known as Pedro Bacán, (1951-1997) was a flamenco guitarist and composer from Seville, Spain. Self-taught, Bacán learned how to play guitar as a soloist and accompanist. He devoted much of his professional life to re-inventing and preserving the traditional flamenco way of life, especially the traditional style and feeling of Lebrija. Consistent with this objective, he created and directed several flamenco theatrical shows. He also dedicated much of his time to directing his sister Inés Bacán`s career, and together they recorded music of the Lebrija flamenco tradition and performed all over Andalucía. In 1980 Bacán was awarded the "Jerez Cátedra de flamenco" national prize for the guitar, and in 1983 he was also honoured by the Musicology department of the University of Washington.

Jim Kuhn (1952-) is a flamenco guitarist, teacher, and former chef of Spanish cuisine. Since the early 1980s, Kuhn has promoted flamenco and Andalusian culture in Seattle, Washington, most notably as the founder of Spanish cuisine business Paella King. Kuhn studied flamenco music and culture in Andalucia, Spain. He has played professionally with Spanish dancers and singers and given lectures on flamenco music.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded in the home of Jim Kuhn, Seattle, 1983; Archives copy made from original loaned by Jim Kuhn.

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Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Spain

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Bacán, Pedro, 1951-1997 (performer)