Diego el Cigala, Latin-Grammy-winning Gypsy singer from Madrid is noted as a pioneer in fusing flamenco with Latin American music forms such as the bolero, Afro-Caribbean jazz, and tango. His ability to blend different types of contemporary music with traditional flamenco has won him widespread popularity and numerous awards. He is best known for his 2003 release Bebo y Cigala: "Lágrimas Negras" - with Cuban jazz pianist Bebo Valdés - which was hailed Album of the Year by the New York Times, and received a Latin Grammy. His solo CD "Picasso en mis ojos" won another Latin Grammy in 2006 and featured collaborations with the legendary Paco de Lucía and with Latino jazz greats such as Jerry Gonzalez. His 2008 project "Dos Lagrimas" features giants of Cuban percussion Tata Guines and Changuito and establishes his ongoing collaboration with guitarist Diego del Morao, pianist Jaime Calabuch Jumitus, percussionist Sabú Porrina and Cuban bassist Yelsy Heredia. This year the singer has been nominated for yet another Grammy for his latest album "Cigala & Tango," released in 2010 and featuring guest artists from Argentina such as Andrés Calamaro, Néstor Marconi and Pablo Agri. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.