Friday's Guitar Hero: Manitas de Plata

Our regular weekly feature in which we'll share our pick of the guitar wonders YouTube has to offer


The art of Flamenco guitar is a dark one to say the least, but fewer exponents have been more revered than French Manouche gypsy Ricardo Baliardo, nicknamed Manitas de Plata (or Little Silver Hands).

This live performance gives us hoary old rock fans an idea of what it takes to play guitar to the highest standards. If you like raw emotion and pure technique in a single bundle, this is for you.