24 02, 2013

Alcalá de Guadaira…and some soleá


Alcalá de Guadaira is a town just outside of Sevilla.  I've been wanting to go there since the fall, when I learned to sing a specific song in flamenco from there, the Soleá de Alcalá.  There are many different types [...]

Alcalá de Guadaira…and some soleá 2018-01-11T20:37:34+00:00
3 02, 2013

Soooooooooo many ruffles!!!!!


This weekend I went to SIMOF ( Salon Internacional de Moda Flamenca).  These aren't flamenco dresses that flamenco dancers wear, but rather the dresses that Sevillan women wear the week of the Spring Feria.  At SIMOF, the designers showcase their [...]

Soooooooooo many ruffles!!!!! 2018-01-11T20:37:15+00:00
28 01, 2013

It’s been a little while….


The more and more I do in Spain, the harder it seems to become to write about it all....So here's a little bit of what I've been up to:Look at all that beautiful ham and cheese!Christmas Eve Dinner (Nochebuena):I went [...]

It’s been a little while…. 2018-01-11T20:35:31+00:00
31 12, 2012

Foreign Flamenco


When I first got to Sevilla, and people saw me dance at parties or wherever, they often were shocked to learn I'm American.  How on earth could an American learn to dance flamenco?  And with such 'aire.'  A group of [...]

Foreign Flamenco 2018-01-11T20:35:15+00:00
17 12, 2012



Give him alms, lady, since there is nothing in life like the sorrow of being blindin Granada.  This past weekend I went to Granada.  Wow.  There are no words, no photos, nothing--except maybe some of Lorca's poetry--that can possibly capture the beauty, [...]

Granada 2018-01-11T20:34:25+00:00
13 12, 2012



Sometimes I meet someone here in Sevilla with such a thick Andalusian accent, I can't understand a word that comes out of their mouth.  Sometimes I have to ask my friend Rubén here to repeat himself several times before I [...]

Andalu(z) 2018-01-11T20:34:11+00:00
30 11, 2012

Bulerías de aquí, allí, y allá


In flamenco, there are many different rhythms, known as palos.  Within each palo, there can be many variations.  This is knowledge that I have found to be lacking in the United States, and something that can really only be understood [...]

Bulerías de aquí, allí, y allá 2018-01-11T20:33:58+00:00
25 11, 2012

Thanksgiving good times :)


I could write a long blog about all the things I'm thankful for, and there are a ton.  But instead, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves......I hosted a potluck Thanksgiving dinner in my apartment on Saturday, and I couldn't [...]

Thanksgiving good times :) 2018-01-11T20:33:48+00:00