20 June 2012

In 2010 flamenco was declared an "intangible cultural heritage" of mankind. Today I am making it tangible.

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Pepe de la Matrona
Grands cantaores du flamenco Vol.1
Le chant du monde, LDX 274 829
(Pepe de la Matrona [1887-1980]: "A master of the purest form of cante, a rigorous observer of the old style, never once giving in to commercial pressures." and "A voice of torrent cascading through the rocks, through the whirlpools, through the rapids, through the falls coming to rest in the stillness below.")

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

2. Carmen Amaya
Grands cantaores du flamenco Vol.6
Le chant du monde, LDX 274 880
(Carmen Amaya [1913-1963]: "Amaya was a dancer of genius whose body burned with passion from head to toe, and we can hear the fire in her voice on this record, along with her amazing, almost inhuman zapateados.")

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

3. Manolo Caracol
Grands cantaores du flamenco Vol.7
Le chant du monde, LDX 274 899
(Manolo Caracol [1909-1973]: The quality of his body of work apparently ranges widely. "When he forgot the light, trivial song, when he sat down one night on a chair next to a guitarist, then he gave the full measure of his greatness.")

4. Soleares, Sevillanas, Ritmos de Cádiz
Carlos Montoya - guitar
Allegretto, ACD 8063

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