En continuación... (of the bulerías series, the little goodbye to Jerez) A few words from Mercedes Ruíz on bulerías.

What does she like about it?

¿Qué es lo que te gusta de la bulería? A mí me gusta porque es un palo muy festero y que puedo improvisar mucho.

She likes that it is a festive party palo, and she can improvise a lot.

And, the big question...

¿Por qué crees que a nosotros extranjeros nos cuesta tanto bailar por bulerías? A los extranjeros creo que les cuesta porque la bulería es mucho de escuchar el cante, y hasta que no entienden eso no se puede bailar con naturalidad.

She thinks bulerías is hard for foreigners because listening to the singing is such a big part of it.  Until this is understood, one cannot dance in a natural-way.

To watch a video with some insights from Perico Navarro, her cajón player, about why it's hard for us...click here.

And, if you want to read longer and perhaps more fascinating interviews with Mercedes, click here, here, here, here, and then here.

And you?

What are your thoughts?  I myself used to hate bulerías.  But not anymore.  Do you like this palo?  Why?  Do you hate it? Why?  Stefani was just telling me the other day about how much she didn't like bulerías, because of the cante.  But I think she really likes it.  Anyway, tell me what you think by leaving a comment here.

Want to dance bulerías?

A new series begins in January.  Stay tuned for details.


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