Here is a bulerías letra we studied with José Mijita last weekend here on the Flamenco Tour to Jerez. It’s from his Latin Grammy nominated album, Se Llama Flamenco.

José Gálvez

Pa to la vía*
Yo me voy a morir cantando

El cante por bulerías

For my whole life
I’ll die singing

the songs of bulerías

We practiced singing the letra and then worked with Carmen Herrera on how to respond to the singing as dancers. So much fun. (You can see pics from class below.)

Here’s the other letra we worked on in class.

And here’s José singing another letra for us after class. We could have listened to him sing all night!

*The author wrote the first line as it is sung, pa to la via in as opposed to para toda la vida.