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 soleá2018-01-11T20:37:34+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 allá2023-02-01T04:18:28+00:00
1 10, 2012

Revelations por martinete


In Rosario’s workshop that I took last week, I had a bit of a revelation about the rhythm in flamenco called martinete.  This palo (rhythm) is one of my favorites, although not the easiest to understand as far as the [...]

Revelations por martinete2018-01-11T20:28:40+00:00