About this Artist
Latin Grammy nominee, Ildefonso De los Reyes, better known as Pelé, is a flamenco-fusion singer, composer, and founder of the group “Navajita Plateá”. Part of the echelon of “nuevo flamenco” (new flamenco) innovators, Pelé and his group were nominated for best artist and best flamenco composer for their album "Contratiempos“, reaching the Billboard charts with the hit song “Frío Sin Ti” (Cold without you). Received a Triple Platinum Disc with their album "Desde mi Azotea" (From my Rooftop), and best song of the year with their legendary “Noches de Bohemia” (Bohemian Nights) from the Music Awards, Spain (“Premios de la Música, España”.) Consolidating them as one of the best flamenco groups of Spain.
Their fourth album was nominated for the Latin Grammy 2001. His songs were chosen for the soundtrack for the film “Días Contados” (Counted Days) by film director Imanol Uribe. Pelé was also featured in Joaquin Cortes´ film "Gitano“ (Gypsy).
Navajita Plateá participated in hundreds of national and international concerts and tours. They were opening act for Chuck Berry. They have performed with The Chieftains, and Maná among others and with flamenco artists such as Moraito chico, Jose Mercé, Diego Carrasco, Ana Belén, Manzanita, El Sorderita and many more. Navajita´s most recent eclectic performances were this year in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara captivating US audiences with their“Navajita sound” and adding fans across the continent.