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Barajista
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I am interested in discussing Spanish and Latin American magic, magicians, history and related topics. I am not sure where to post but figured I'd start here! Anyone have a similar interest and like to discuss this topic?
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I have not seen a lot of Spanish or Latin magicians, but my favorite so far is Gaston Quieto (spelling?)

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My favorites are Gaston Quieto (that is spelled right) and Juan Tamariz. They both have great material and are good at performing. Ascanio is good, but none of his tricks (that I've seen) are really something I would perform. I do like his spread, though.
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Please contact Pablo Tejera. He's from Spain. He can help you. Pablo is a member here on the Café, but I haven't seen him post for a while.

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Some of the best card magic I have ever seen is from Ascanio, the true Spanish master of all masters!
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Gaston Quieto the only video that I own of Gaston Quieto's is Twenty. What other video's or DVD's does he have?
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Rafael Benatar , Rene Lavand , and if I am not mistaken, I believe Manuel Muerte is also spanish.
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Manuel Muerte is not spanish. He's German. Trust me I thought he was too. But I met him when he and Pit Hartling were touring here in Houston. They are both from Germany. I am fluent spanish speaking/reading/writing.... and oddly enough Pit Hartling speaks spanish and Manuel Muerte does not. Manuel's father I think is of Spanish descent.
I really admire Juan Tamariz's work. I personally think though that Rene Lavand is one of the best. His performing style is outstanding. A true classical Magician. His new book 'Magic from the Soul' is a must read
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Spain has produced many outstanding card magicians, as well as Latin America.

From Spain, the dean of card magic was the late Arturo de Ascanio, most of his work has been published in Spanish in the three volumes of "La Magia de Ascanio',the first one contains his theoretical work with essays on presentation, creativity, timing, misdirection, the psychology of palming, etc. The second and third volumes are dedicated to his effects and techniques incluiding his "culebreo" (spread) and four versions of his effect "La Dama Inquieta" (The restless lady)and his routine winner of the 1970 FISM gold medal.
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I asked our Spanish friend Pablo Tejero to review what was in the Ascanio books. This is what he wrote. I can't wait for the release of these in English!


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On 2004-03-30 05:09, Pablo Tejero wrote:
Well I will try to do my best. First of all, I don´t know if the english version will contain the same than the spanish.

The best review I could give you is the index of the three books. My words will be very little to explain what these books are and what they mean.

I could only say that after reading Ascanio, sure your cardmagic will change, your cardmagic will change in something very special. If after reading him, you could get at least a little about his touch in magic, then sure you will be a different cardmagician, I think a much better cardmagician.

But here is a review about the Spanish Edition.

"The Magic of Ascanio" was compiled in three books by Jesus Etcheverry, vol. 1, 2 and 3. Volume 1 is all about is huge theory about cardmagic, its phsicology and so on, and vol. 2 and 3 are all about his effects, routines, and sleights.

Vol. 1 includes

- Unpublished texts
- The skill (lecture)
- The construction (lecture)
- The coverage (lecture)
- The presentation (lecture)
- How to learn Magic
- His thoughts on the creativity
- His Magic Ideology in 1970
- His classic and celebrated theoretical articles
- Conception of the Magic Atmosphere
- Analysis of a routine
- Considerations on the misdirection
- The timing and its foundation
- Value of the skill in the Magic
- Know Yourself
- Psychology of the Palming
- Interviews with Juan Tamariz.


Vol. 2 includes:

- Last versions never published
- "If you do not pay attention"
- "Aces of the Aunt Enriqueta"
- "The game that I would do to Dai Vernon"
- "Oil And Water without manipulation"
- "Aces with Love"
- Ascanio´s Sleights: Ascanio´s Spread, Fluttering of the fourth card, Vertical Spread, Three Cards Spread, Tenerife´s Spread, Las Palmas´ Spread, Las Palmas-5 Spread, Las Vegas´ Spread, D'Amico/Ascanio's Extension, Placing double cards on the table as one (lot of ways), Two emblematic games, Last and checked versions
- "The Spreading Aces"
- "Do not blink!"
- "Spreading Oil And Water"
- And besides, other twenty games.

Vol 3 includes:

His beloved jewels:

- "The Restless Lady" (four versions with more than 50 illustrations)
- "All Backs"
- "Alternating The Colors"
- "Ten Cards Up Sleeve"
- "Mentalism By Elimination"
- "Sequacious Spades"
- "Cards through the table"
- "The Magic Nine"
- "The Black Days"
And includes his award routines (Grand Prix Spanish National Convention 1959 and 1º Prize in cardmagic, FISM 1970) and many others:
- "Aces for Connoisseurs"
- "Aces Of My Exam"
- "The Double Ambitious Card"
- "The Strange Ambitious Card".
- "The Surprise Ambitious Card".
- "Nudists Cards"
- "Blue, Red, White".
- "Out of This World" (Ascanio´s version)
- "Nomadic Aces"
- "The Game of The Wise Men"
- "The Visitor".
- "Magical Coincidences"
- "Five Red and Five Blacks"


Well that´s more or less what these three huge books include. Of course I didn´t mentioned here all the sleights and effects, only the most important.

On the other hand, you could find an offer to buy the first volume in spanish, if anyone is interested, by 52 $ (last prize was 65 $).

Hope you could enjoy this great piece of history and magic in english very soon.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero Smile
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If you like spanish cardicians & card magic, check this card magic web out:
http://www.magnero.com/
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Spain has produced 4 first prize card magic winners in FISM. Arturo de Ascanio was the first one in 1970 and he´s in part responsible for the fast development of card magic in spain, "Escuela de madrid". He wrote a lot about theory in magic and all that is presented in his first volume "La magia de Ascanio", go to http://www.librosdemagia.com if interested.
Tamariz won the 1st prize of card magic at FISM in 1973 with an incredible rutine...pure misdirection.You can find almost all his books(some of them are sold out) at http://www.dirac.es/misdirection/ and http://www.librosdemagia.com. Then, in 1988 (La haya) was the turn for Pepe Carroll (Jose Franco), who sadly passed away last Christmas, pagina publisher has just released a compilation of his two books "52 amantes" tittled "52 amantes a través del espejo" and in addition to the material on 52 amantes it also contains unpublished material. And finally the last winner was Magomigue, last year, incredible magician. I hope that he publishes some of his work very soon.

Magicians from other specialities that have been awarded and you may know their names are Bernat (several books published at Marre Publisher), Juan Mayoral, Mago Anton, Camilo, Pablo Domenech...

At present, there are other very talented card and close up magicians such as Manolo Talman, Woody Aragon, Gabi (amazing), Miguel Angel Gea (last Grand prix in out international magic Congress), manuel cuesta...

There are also very good people in others branches of magic although I´m not very knolwedgeble there...

Regards
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Well, here I am.

What else could I add? Friends, you´ve done great.

Just one thing, there is a spanish magician, called Javier Anton, who reach the highest winning the Grand Prix FISM in 1985.

Any question you have about spanish magicians, any kind of them, please ask me.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero Smile
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Pablo,
Here is a list you gave on an earlier thread about Spanish magicians!!!

Arturo De Ascanio
- Jose Carrol
- Juan Tamariz
- Gaby
- Rafael Benatar (Venezuela)
- Mago Migue
- Jose De La Torre (Cuba)
- Camilo Vazquez
- Ramon Rioboo
- Miguel Gomez
- Miguel Angel Gea
- Pablo Domenech
- Rene LeVand (Argentina)
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Wow! I am happy I asked! I was familiar with a couple of the names and resources mentioned above, but many of them are new to me. It looks like I have a lot of reading to do this summer! I am also curious if anyone is familiar with a book that covers the history of magic/magicians in Spain? It seems to me from what I've read (including this post!) that Spain has a rich magical history and I would love to learn more! Any suggestions?
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Barajista:

If you are interested in the history of Spanish Magicians you can read (in Spanish) La Magia Española del Siglo XX by Miguel Ángel Gea and Juan Gallego Luque published by Paginas(http://www.librosdemagia.com)there you will find biographies and creations by Bernat, Roden, Arturo de Ascanio, Juan Tamariz, Antonio Ferragut, Miguel Aparicio, Camilo Vázquez, Toni Cachadiña, Gabriel Moreno, Antón López, Pepe Carrol, Dámaso, Juan Mayoral, Miguel Gómez… Antonio Romero, Gabi, Luis García, Tino, Oriol, Jesferh, Agustín Leal, Amílkar, and Mago Migue.
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Very interesting thread, I'll be looking up a lot of these. Anybody know of any good cardicians from my home country Colombia? I've never heard of any since I haven't been there in a while so I'm just curious.
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This thread is just another fine example of why the Magic Café is such a great place: it is just filled with incredible and hard to find information and brings together magicians and friends of magic from around the globe.

ES LO MÁXIMO!

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Barajista
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Ichemist, thanks for the reference-looks like a great book, and fortunately I'm fluent in Spanish! I look forward to reading this one. I'm definitely in agreement with elgranmago too...the Magic Café is ripe with interesting threads and information! Has anyone heard of a Spanish magician named Ciuro? Something like that...I don't know if he is XX century or earlier. ciao!
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Translate from Spanish to english here:
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