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35 Reasons To LOVE Flamenco

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35 Reasons To LOVE Flamenco

Flamenco lover, this post is dedicated to you.

Last week I asked some students what they loved about flamenco. (I asked myself too.) Our answers became the list below. Following the list you'll find the video that inspired one reader to begin dancing flamenco along with a downloadable valentine for you.

What We Love About Flamenco:

  1. The challenge
  2. The community
  3. The emotion
  4. The elegance
  5. The passion
  6. The boldness
  7. The rhythm
  8. The beauty
  9. The focus
  10. The complexity

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In Love | The Weekly Letra

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In Love | The Weekly Letra

It's the second week of LOVE letras! 

Here's the chorus to Vicente Amigo's Enamorao followed by a video of Alba Heredia when she was little.

Enamoro (estribillo)
Vicente Amigo

Enamorao enamorao
lo que a mi me está pasando
es que estaba enamorao
pasará el tiempo
no servirá de escarmiento
lo que hemos pasao

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You Have to Come Back | Viernes con una Letra

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You Have to Come Back | Viernes con una Letra

I danced sevillanas backwards tonight with castanets. Why, you ask?

Because it seemed like it would be fun

And it was.

I did it in my bedroom.  But really you could do it anywhere.

I did it and thought of Erica and the other left-handed people.  I'm not saying I did the ría with my left hand, I'm talking just about the steps.  I wasn't interested in that level of frustration tonight...

Perhaps we'll even do it tomorrow at the studio.  To.warm up our brains?  To do it without any expectation of perfecting it or turning it into a finished product.  To do it as an exercise and to then let it go.

I thought it would be harder to figure out, but actually it wasn't that bad.  You should try it.

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