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Ottmar Liebert's 'Nouveau Flamenco' Guitar

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