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No Somos Dos | The Weekly Letra

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No Somos Dos | The Weekly Letra

The other day a friend of mine shared with me the video you see below of Niña Pastori and her husband Chaboli. She is singing a letra written by her father in law, El Jeros, and it is SO beautiful. So, I share it with you today. Enjoy!

From 'Somos Dos'
El Jeros

No somos dos, somos doscientos
Somos el mundo, el universo
Somos los mares, somos los vientos
Somos la nieve, somos la escarcha
Somos la luz que brilla en el alma

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Las Penas Que Tú Me Das | The Weekly Letra

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Las Penas Que Tú Me Das | The Weekly Letra

Today, this first day of February, a letra from Manuel Machado along with a video of Paco de Lucía, La Tana, Duquende, Montse Cortés, Niño Josele, Antonio Serrano, Alain Perez, and El Piraña. 

Malagueñas
Manuel Machado

Las penas que tú me das
son penas y no son penas;
que tienen cositas malas,
y tienen cositas buenas.

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To Juan Carmona Habichuela | The Weekly Letra

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To Juan Carmona Habichuela | The Weekly Letra

The great flamenco guitarist Juan Habichuela, 'Tío Juan,' known as the best cante accompanist, passed away last week

You can see a video of him playing below along with an interview where he talks about his life as a flamenco guitarist. He says he is a guitarist who plays for cante, who loves accompanying cante, who loves cante, who loves flamenco, and that he'll die with all of that.

But first, a poem. 

I saw this on Facebook, written and posted by guitarist Paco Cepero, and I wanted to share it with you:

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Flamenco Guitarist Santiago Lara, a Video Interview

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Flamenco Guitarist Santiago Lara, a Video Interview

When we're on the FlamencoTour, we hear Santi practicing. A lot.

Santiago Lara, that is.  

We're in the studio dancing.  He's either in the bathroom or upstairs practicing.  

When it's time to play for us Mercedes calls for him,

"Santi!"

I can hear her saying it now.

Actually, if you listen carefully you can hear her saying it in the video below at about 1 minute 50 seconds...

I first interviewed him in the spring of 2013.  Unfortunately, I lost all of that footage.  I know, back up.

So, I interviewed him again last fall.

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Paco & Camarón por bulerías | viernes con una letra

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Paco & Camarón por bulerías | viernes con una letra

A letra por bulerías and a video of Paco de Lucía & Camarón de la Isla.

Bulerías

Tú le estás pidiendo a Dios 
que mi madre se muriera 
ya mi madre se murió
ya no hay quién te quiera 
que menos te voy a querer yo.

You are asking God 
that my mother should die 
now my mother has died 
and there is nobody left to love you
and I'll love you even less.

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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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