Here’s a bulerías letra from Mara Rey.
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.
There is NOTHING like listening to Rancapino Chico singing por tangos. Do yourself a favor and listen to him sing today’s letra in the video that follows.
Here is a fandangos letra was written by my friend, Alfonso Cid.
Following the letra you can watch him sing it on the street at a demonstration in Sevilla.
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.
Here is a tangos let and a video of Carmen Ledesma dancing tientos on Canal Sur:
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 another tangos and video of Marina Heredia …
Here’s a tangos estribillo and a throwback video of Marina Heredia from 2004 singing Tangos de Granada:
This week, another alegrías juguetillo and a video.
A couple of years back on the Flamenco Tour to Jerez we saw Niño de la Fragua perform at Peña Flamenca Buena Gente. You can see video of an alegrías he performed at the show and a letra that he sang
I first heard today’s letra sung by Camarón. I would go back on the recording and listen to this particular letra over and over and over again. Those words! And the way he sang the last two lines especially always got me, and still gets me. (Below you can see a video of him singing it live and another of Pepe de Lucia singing for Pepita Ibarz.)
Here’s an alegrías juguetillo and a video you’ll LOVE of Tatiana Ruíz dancing to it last fall on the Flamenco Tour to Jerez:
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.
Fernando de la Morena, a leading figure of flamenco from the Santiago neighborhood of Jerez, passed away this week. Please enjoy the following three videos of him and this bulerías letra he sang. May he rest in peace.
Here’s a tangos letra for you.
Here is a siguiriyas letra in the style of Manuel Torre that we danced to in class with Mercedes Ruíz last weekend