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Ottmar Liebert's 'Nouveau Flamenco' Guitar

Ottmar Liebert, in NPR's Studio 4A.
Paul Schomer, NPR
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Ottmar Liebert, in NPR's Studio 4A.

Guitarist Ottmar Liebert made his name with music he dubbed Nouveau Flamenco -- over the objections of the recording industry. The guitarist, born in Germany, says the music has more to offer than corporate labels can cover.

Ottmar Liebert spent his 20s doing a series of odd jobs. He worked as a dishwasher, a bike messenger, a truck driver and a bank teller. All that changed in 1990, when his debut recording, Nuevo Flamenco became one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.

Along with some of the members of his band, Luna Negra, Liebert stops by NPR to play some songs and discuss his style.

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