NIÑA PASTORI THE SINGERNiña Pastori is a Spanishflamenco singer She started her artistic(cantaora). María Rosa career at a very young age, often traveling andGarcía García (Niña performing with her mother.Pastori) was born in San A year later she won a Among her first mentorsFernando, a city in the contest in San Fernando, was Camarón de la Islaprovince of Cádiz on 15 and since then she has been (the greatest flamencoJanuary 1978. The supported by numerous singer), also from Sanyoungest of five siblings artists that saw a big Fernando (Cádiz), whose potential in the "Niña"and only daughter of a purist flamenco style she (Spanish for girl). Her initialmilitary man and gypsy followed in her early years. name was "La niña de laflamenco singer: “La Later she added a more Pastori", but she laterPastori”. commercial, pop tone to changed it to "Niña Pastori". her image and style without losing her flamenco roots.
In 2000 she published her third album, “Cañaílla”. It is dedicated to her home town and more flamenco than the previous works.When she was seventeen, shemade her recording debut in1996 with “Entre dos puertos”.The album boasted a hit song:“Tú me camelas” and exhibiteda pop-flamenco style targetedchiefly at teenagers. Her second album, “Eres luz” (You Are Light, 1998) confirmed her success.
Her album “María” (2002) envolved to a more personal style, taking part in the lyrics and composition of some of her songs, a trend that she continued in “No hay quinto malo”, her fifth album (2004) where she´s a regular recipient of Latin Grammy attention, winning a nomination in 2005 (Best flamenco album). “Joyas prestadas” (Loaned jewels) (2006) was the best female pop vocal album, where Niña Pastori makes personal version of song originally by artist from different styles and genres. The last album released is “Esperando Verte” released in January 2009.Her style of music would grow progressively more matureas she and her audience aged. Niña Pastori is one of themore accomplished cantaoras among the generation ofyoung pop-flamenco singers to emerge around the turn ofthe century.