MADRID (AP) — The body of world-renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia has arrived in the Spanish capital where there will be a memorial ceremony before his wake and burial in his native southern town of Algeciras.
De Lucia's remains were flown in Friday from Mexico where he died of a heart attack while on vacation. He was 66.
People will be able to file past the casket for several hours at Madrid's National Auditorium music center. Afterward, his body will be taken to Algeciras for a public wake overnight and burial Saturday.
One of the world's greatest guitarists, de Lucia is credited with modernizing flamenco by introducing influences from other musical forms such as jazz, bossa nova, classical and salsa.