Today a bulerías by Luis de la Pica along with a video and a rhythm and coordination activity for you to do from home.
Luis de la Pica
Hoy tengo ganas de verte
echo de menos tus labios
del color del pino verde
Today I want to see you
I miss your lips
the color of green pine
You an hear this letra beginning at 2 minutes 10 seconds in the video below. I recommend watching the whole thing. (You'll love the pataíta he does at the end and Ramón Trujillo's guitar playing. And you'll also hear him sing this one at 8 minutes 45 seconds.)
An Activity For You
This is an activity for coordination and rhythm.
- Notice the palmeros in the video (some of the best!). Notice the one in the middle, 'El Bo' de Jerez, and how he often keeps the beat with his feet by stepping from one to the other. (This is common in Jerez).
- As the video plays, stand up and keep the compás with your feet, alternating from one foot to the other.
- Once you've got that going, add your palmas. You can play any bulerías pattern you know, but I recommend a simple repetitive one.
Have fun! And let me know how it went for you in the comments below.