I mentioned that we saw José Valencia at Tablao Cordobés. Seeing him in that intimate setting felt magical.

Here is one of the letras he sang:

Taranta

Mira lo que te he comprao
que vengo de las minas de las Carboneras
que mira lo que te he comprao
unas botas de cartera
con los botones a un lao
te las pones cuando quieras

Look at what I bought you
I come from the Carboneras mines
look at what I bought you
some leather boots
with the buttons on one side
you can wear them whenever you want to

Thanks to David for telling me the meaning of cartera in this context. I only knew it to mean wallet.

The picture above was taken during the fin de fiesta at the end of the show. If you'd like to see a snippet of José singing bulerías from that night at the tablao, click here.

EDIT: For info on the difference between tarantos and tarantas, click here.

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