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    Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar, known as El Cigala (Spanish for 'Norway lobster'), is a famous Spanish Romani Flamenco singer. As he himself has said, the nickname was given to him by three guitar players, Los Losada, for being very thin, not by Camarón de la Isla as commonly believed

    Like several other cantaores, El Cigala started singing in the street, in flamenco peñas (enthusiasts' clubs) and tablaos, until his excellent meter and ability to mark the rhythm turned him into one of the best at accompanying dancing. In this way, singing in the background for bailaores like Mario Maya, Faíco, Farruco, El Güito, Manuela Carrasco, Cristóbal Reyes, Carmen Cortés, Joaquín Cortés, he has travelled around a large portion of the world, until he decided to sing from the front, which in flamenco slang means to sing on one's own, as opposed to accompanying the bailaor.