While my obsession with flamenco began twenty years ago, I still often find myself flipping out, amazed, jaw dropped and thinking how flamenco is so *%&#@ing cool. Today a letra and a video to demonstrate my point.
Here is another bulerías de Cádiz …
Today enjoy a Bulerias de Cádiz letra along with a video of Fabiola Barba that I took during the last Flamenco Tour to Jerez.
Here is a tangos letra and a video of Beatríz Morales dancing to it along with a video of Arcángel.
Here is a bulerías letra we studied with José Mijita last weekend here in Jerez. It’s from his Latin Grammy nominated album, Se Llama Flamenco.
Greetings from Jerez. I’m here on the Flamenco Tour, up to my ears in bulerías and loving it. So, here’s one for you today along with a video of Gema Moneo.
Here is a bulerías letra for you and a video of Juanilloro recording in Jerez.
Below you’ll find a bulerías letra along with a video of José Mercé singing it for Manuela Carrasco.
Here is a tangos letra and a video of Manuel Liñan dancing to it that will blow you away.
,Earlier this week Juanilloro, a young flamenco singer from La Plazuela in Jerez passed away. He was only 38 years old. Here’s a video of him singing and dancing along with a letra.
Here a letra and a video of Zorri dancing bulerías that will make your day.
Tengo un canasto …
Here is a bulerías letra with a video of El Terremoto singing it.
Quiera tu madre o no quiera …
Here is a tientos letra followed by a video of Aurora Vargas singing it:
Como la tierra tú eres…
Here is a tangos letra along with a video of José Mercé singing it accompanied by Moraíto Chico.
El faro de Chipiona
lo van a poner más alto
pa que alumbre a los vapores
y no se pierdan los barcos
Today we flashback to 1996 with a video of Miguel Poveda singing tientos. (He's even younger than he was in this one!)
But first, here's one of the letras he sings:
Quien tiene pena no duerme
y yo siempre estoy durmiendo
con esto quiero decirte
flamenca que ya no te quiero
This was one of those difficult translations. It's a jugetillo (coletilla por cantiñas) and a video of Estrella Morente live:
Qué mandilón, mandilón
Que de cabeza a cabeza
Me meto yo en el pilón
A facebook follower from Cádiz told me that this basically means:
Here's a tangos estribillo that we danced to with Mercedes Ruíz during the last Flamenco Tour to Jerez. You can see a tiny snippet from that dance below along with a video of Claudia La Debla.
Y voy y voy
date la vuelta ligero
como se la da el rejoj
y voy y voy
que despacito pasaban
la manillas del rejoj
Here's one more bulerías for you. Zorri sang this to us one Flamenco Tour to Jerez during a meal we shared at José Luís and Maribel's (see pictures here). This was the perfect letra for the occasion:
Ahora sí que estoy a gusto
estoy comiendo y bebiendo
con personas de mi gusto
Usually about a week into the Flamenco Tour I start hearing bulerías in my head at random times. It lingers for awhile upon returning home which I guess is why I've been on such a bulerías kick ...
¿A quién le contaré yo?
yo le canto a mi niño*
que tengo la obligación