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 jugetillo 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.
I heard the following letra this week here at the Festival Flamenco Albuquerque in Lucía “La Piñona’s” show. The words stood out to me, so I scribbled them down in my little book to share with you:
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.
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
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 is an alegrías letra to compliment all of this month’s bulerías de Cádiz. You can watch Mercedes Ruíz dance to it in the video below.
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.)
Here is a tangos letra and a video of Macarena Ramírez that you will love.
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.