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It's my Language ~ Perico Navarro, one more interview

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It's my Language ~ Perico Navarro, one more interview

It's the final installment of the interview series with Perico Navarro.  Today he shares some advice for all students, talks about what inspires him, talks about the role of cajón in Jerez, and tells us how he feels about audiences in Jerez and beyond.  You'll also see a video with Mercedes Ruíz dancing to Paco Cepero's guitar with Pedro accompanying.

Inspiration

¿Qué te inspira? Yo como percusionista flamenco siempre voy acompañando algún artista. 

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Perico Navarro ~ the next interview

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Perico Navarro ~ the next interview

It's more from the interview with Perico Navarro.  You can catch the previous segment here.

Today's interview, I have to warn you, gets a bit technical.  But just keep reading, I think you'll be glad you did.  Pedro talks about outside influences, playing with incredible artists - You'll see an great video of him playing with El Torta and Jesús Méndez in Jerez - and the beginning of his career with Mercedes Ruíz and Santiago Lara.

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Pedro with the Kind Eyes ~ an Interview with Perico

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Pedro with the Kind Eyes ~ an Interview with Perico

Perico Navarro.

I've mentioned him before.

Should you ever meet him you'll see what I mean about his eyes.

And you'll see that he's nice, so nice.  I mean it, súper simpatico.

I interviewed him last fall in Jerez.  That's where he's from.  You can read the first segment here where he shares some thoughts on bulerías.

Today we talk about how he first became interested in the cajón, how he learned to play, and when he started getting into flamenco.

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A Brief Chat about Bulerías with Perico...with video

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A Brief Chat about Bulerías with Perico...with video

I mentioned that we'd hear from Perico Navarro today.  He plays cajón for Mercedes, and for lots of other people too.  Paco Cepero, Miguel Poveda, Jesus Mendez.  He played for Moraito Chico... For some really incredible artists.

I spoke with him last week about his life as a flamenco percussionist.  You can read all about that here soon...

Anyway, after the interview we started taking about, well, bulerías.

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I Almost Didn't Go

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I Almost Didn't Go

I left almost immediately after the show ended last night.

And people said,  ¿Te vas Laura, Ya? 

"You're leaving, now?"

Sí, me voy.

Even though the show just ended. I wasn't even waiting to see if something exciting happened next.  I wasn't even staying to socialize some more. I was going home as early as 12:30 am...

Sí.

It was a peña show last night. At Peña La Bulería.

Read on for a video and a story

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