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Flamenco Verses by Palo | The Weekly Letra

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Flamenco Verses by Palo | The Weekly Letra

Sometimes you want to know a song to go along with the dance form you're studying in class. Other times you want to know the words to that particular flamenco song you like so much. And sometimes you long to know what those words mean.

I'd like to help you with that

Below you'll find a collection of letras (flamenco verses) organized by palo (flamenco form.) 

After over four years of translating and posting flamenco songs, and not quite as many years of writing them out and turning them into things like this, there are quite a number of flamenco verses (and often accompanying videos) to be found around here.

I've learned a lot about Spanish, a bit about Caló, and much about flamenco through the process of doing these translations, very often getting help along the way. Some of the translations are better than others, and the letras rarely convey the same feeling in English as they do in their original form. Still the translations give a general idea of what the verse is about.

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Vidalita | Viernes con una Letra

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Vidalita | Viernes con una Letra

Today a vidalita letra and a video of Mayte Martín teaching cante...

Oscar is in the other room preparing for tonight's workshop... I'm hearing soleá and lots of pies which is making me want to do a letra por soleá,

But it's ida y vuelta month, so obviously that won't be happening. Speaking of Oscar and cantes de ida y vulelta, his favorite cante is guajiras.

But back to today's letra

Below is part of the vidalita that Mayte Martin sings on her album Querencia. Apparently it's her adaptation of one by Juan Valderrama.

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