José Manuel Doya, better known as “El Zambullo” is a young cantaor brought up in the Barcelona neighborhood of Verdum. With roots from Jerez and pure, gypsy and heart cante. With all the echo of Jerez and an excellent sound.
Zambullo began to absorb flamenco as a child, at home. With only 15 years he formed a musical group with relatives and friends of the neighborhood and began to work in the tablaos of Barcelona, including Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, where he performed for years.
Shortly after turning 20 Zambullo embarked on a trip to Madrid with the company of Joaquín Cortés. During that time, practically all the tablaos of the capital acted, including the most important ones such as Casa Patas, Carboneras or Corral de la Morería.
At the time he returned to Barcelona, where he began to work with the Workshop of Musicians and artists of the stature of Chicuelo or Montse Cortés, among many others. Again, he also returned to acting in the main tablaos of Barcelona.
After some years living in Barcelona, Zambullo goes to the South, specifically to Seville, where he settles and starts working at the Ballet Andaluz, where he meets Antonio Canales, Pastora Galván and Rubén Olmos. Together with them he works for a year acting in cities such as Madrid and the Alhambra in Granada.
It was at that time that he met Farruquito and his family, with whom he has worked for the last five years, sharing a tour with countries such as India, Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.
He has worked in Seville for 6 years, 3 of which lived in the town of Arcos de la Frontera in Cadiz, performing in the main tablaos of the area.
When you ask him about his favorite club, he responds that he feels identified by singing por bulerías because it is a cante he has heard all his life at home and at parties such as Christmas, weddings, etc.
His wife, La Favi, is also a cantaora, thus forming a couple of artists.