Alvaro Echánove is a Spanish singer who was born in a nomadic family that lived in France, Singapore and Japan.
Before diving into Flamenco, he sang David Bowie and Leonard Cohen in the Parisian subway, in the streets of London, on French national television (Nouvelle Star 2014) and in a community center for the addicted (Espoir Goutte d'Or).
He learned Flamenco singing at the prestigious Cristina Heeren Foundation in Seville. He also knows how to accompany dance and cante with the guitar.
His singing alternates between gentle crooning and savage yelling (with a little bit of both in-between.)
He has played more than 300 shows in eight countries, holds a Master's degree in Anthropology of Law from the Sorbonne, and also works as a professional mediator. He is 27 years old.
He is currently living in Montreal, teaching, singing for dance schools and in many of the city's best venues such as Rialto Theater, Place des Arts, Le Balcon and Sala Rossa. He has also toured in Ottawa, Toronto, and all the way to La Paz, Bolivia.
He frequently collaborates with Canada's finest flamenco artists : Delphine Mantha, Henry Garf "Quique", Caroline Planté, José Vega, Aurélie Brunelle, Dominique Soulard, Jheinsen Montalvo, Dennis Duffin and Hanser Santos Gomez, to name only a few.
"Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino y nada más;
Caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace el camino,
y al volver la vista atrás
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante no hay camino
sino estelas en la mar."
Antonio Machado - Caminante No Hay Camino