Don’t tell me you’re too old to dance.
Because Tía Curra, who you’ll see dancing in the video below, was in her late seventies when I filmed it.
I know you’re going to love her signature move at the end where she taps her tummy with the palm of her hand to the compás.
But first, here’s a bulerías letra referencing La Calle Nueva, one of the most, if not the most, historically important flamenco streets located in the Santiago neighborhood of Jerez.
Here’s a bulerías letra followed by a video of Miguel Lavi with Manuel Parrilla on guitar and Los Mellis, Antonio and Manuel Montes Saavedra on palmas.
Last week in preparation for my show, I practiced improvising more than usual as I wasn’t sure just what Alfonso would be singing for me. I wanted to help myself to feel comfortable in the moment, in the compás, and to increase the chances that I wouldn’t just do the same thing over and over again.
Following today’s bulerías letra and video of Rancapino Chico I’ll guide you through an activity to enhance your improvisation skills and train your ear.
Your Friday flamenco song,
a bulerías coletilla to go after a letra.
Did you know that you can find one hundred sixty three bulerías letras here on the blog?
As you can see, I really like this palo!
And I’m loving this letra, #163:
Here is another tangos letra.
Here’s a bulerías letra we heard Miguel Lavi sing (and dance to) during Olga Pericet’s show, La espina que quiso ser flor o la flor que soñó con ser bailaora, last week in Albuquerque.
Here’s a bulerías letra and an star saturated video from Tablao Cordobés in Barcelona. Some of the people you’ll see are: Pastora Galvan, Claudia Cruz, Farruquito, Jesus Carmona, and La Susi.
Tonight driving home from the workshops with Mercedes she and Santi and Pastora were singing songs in the car. Here’s a bulerías coletilla they sang:
t’s May, a month to celebrate mothers!
Here's a bulerías coletilla for you along with a video of Jesús Carmona that you're going to love:
It’s May, and spring is in the air! Let’s celebrate the flowers with this bulerías letra:
Here’s the third installment of this month’s Bulerías de Cádiz series followed by another video of David Palomar.
Here is one more Bulerías de Cadíz with a video of David Palomar where the soniquete is off the charts!
Here’s a Bulerías de Cádiz followed by a video of Paloma Fantova at seven years old. (I’m pretty sure you’ll be blown away by how well she dances.)
You asked me to analyze more videos around here to better understand how flamenco dance works, so today I will deconstruct another bulerías of Pastora Galván. So here is a video (that you’re going to LOVE) followed by a breakdown of each component of the dance and when it happens:
Here is an observation activity to help you understand bulerías more deeply along with a letra and a video from the Peña la Bulería caseta during the Feria de Jerez.
Here’s a bulerias letra (and video) Mara Rey sang during the encore at the Antonio Rey performance last week in Portland. Thank you Seffarine for bringing them to town.
Here is a letra we studied with Mara Rey this week followed by a video of her singing it at last night’s concert with her brother, guitarist Antonio Rey.
Here is a bulerías and a video to get us pumped up for next week’s workshop with Mara Rey.
A flamenco letra for your Valentine.