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Tangos & Tanguillos | The Weekly Letra

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Tangos & Tanguillos | The Weekly Letra

Tangos flamencos are sensual and playful. Earthy and fun. Grounded and feminine. Tangos is a four-count rhythm and can be one of the most comfortable flamenco rhythms to groove to. Check out this video of La Lupi teaching and rehearsing tangos with the Ballet Nacional de España, and you'll see what I mean. There are a variety of tangos letras of different lengths and subject matter. Here's one for you today followed by video of a very young Estrella Morente signing it.

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Cautivaron a una mora
y a España se la trajeron
y en la pila del bautismo
Candelaria le pusieron.

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Rumba | Viernes con una Letra

I am hearing Ada singing right now. And Ellie doing palmas. I am seeing Margot dancing. This is all happening in my mind.

And I am smiling.

They are my nieces.

Between Christmas and New Year's Eve the four of us found moments of time here and there to prepare for our show.

I guess it has become an annual thing, 

More on that along with a rumbas letra and a video of Estrella Morente.

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A Rose in a Rose Bush | Viernes con una Letra

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A Rose in a Rose Bush | Viernes con una Letra

You absolutely positively have to listen to this (the first song in the video below). I'm serious.

It's one of those, and I'm pretty much positive that it will make your life better the moment you press play. You could even just listen to the first twenty seconds though that will likely be impossible because I imagine once you get started you probably will want to hear the whole song.

It's Enrique Morente and his daughter Estrella singing a colombianas.

First the letra:

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Una rosa en un rosal
gasta mucha fantasía
viene el viento y la deshoja
ya está la rosa perdida

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Come Back | Viernes con una Letra

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Come Back | Viernes con una Letra

I told you that today I'd tell you about going to see Estrella Morente in Córdoba. So today I'll share a video of Estrella Morente and a song she sang at the show.

I want to tell you about the end of the show...

when she sang Volver as an encore.

A bit further down in the post you can see a video of her performing it and looking very beautiful.

She does it as a bulerías. I discovered that it was originally a tango, not the flamenco kind, the Argentinian kind, by Carlos Gardel and that the words were written by Alfredo Le Pera.

We'll get to the song in a moment,

But first, about the show in Córdoba.

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