Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
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Ottmar Liebert’s global success can be attributed to a myriad of things – his creative vision, his determination, and a strong sense of melody. Born in Cologne, Germany, he began playing guitar at 11. Before the age of 19, Liebert had intended to stay in Germany and pursue a career as a designer and photographer, soon realizing he could not escape a life of music. Her founded the first incarnation of his band, Luna Negra, in 1989. His debut album began as a self-produced release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, but it soon made its way to radio stations, generating a buzz among programmers, and receiving unprecedented response among listeners. The fully remastered version, Nouveau Flamenco, was recorded for less than $3,000 on an old analog machine in a shack beside a gravel pit, and went on to become an international sensation, establishing Liebert’s unique border-style flamenco, and becoming the best-selling instrumental acoustic guitar album of all time. Nouveau Flamenco was 14 times certified Platinum in the USA/Latin genres, went Platinum in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Gold in Canada and Mexico. Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decades, entertaining audiences around the world, and releasing a catalog of 33 classic albums including live recordings, an orchestral album for Sony Classical, a binaural surround sound recording, remix albums, a lullaby, and a flamenco-reggae album. During his career, he has played more than two thousand concerts worldwide.