Manuel Ortega Juárez (9 July 1909 – 24 February 1973) was a Spanish flamenco cantaor (singer).
Born in Seville, Spain, he was descended from a long line of flamenco artists including Enrique Ortega (father and son) and Curro Dulce, and he was possibly related to and El Fillo. The family was also known for its bull fighters.
Under the stage name El Caracol, he "gained international fame as much for his flamboyant personality as for his extraordinary cante." Later... more
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