18 July 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. Tío Gregorio El Borrico
Grands cantaores du flamenco Vol.12
Le chant du monde, LDX 274 928
(Tío Gregorio El Borrico [1910-1983]: "... A grandiose voice, a voice of solid bronze worn by time, somewhat like the gnarled roots of an ancient tree, a voice shaken by sudden plunging leaps, singing a wild, millenary, prehistoric chant, a voice of the caves.")

2. Gerardo Nuñez: Queda la sal

3. Gerardo Nuñez: La Cartuja

Tracks 2-3 (rec. 1987-88)
Gerardo Nuñez - guitar
Flamencos en Nueva York
veraBra Records, No.28
(Gerardo Nuñez [b. 1961]: "He has even attempted fusion with other kinds of music, especially jazz, but without ever leaving out flamenco as its foundation.")

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

4. La Perla de Cádiz
Grands cantaores du flamenco Vol.13
Le chant du monde, LDX 274 934
(La Perla de Cádiz [1925-1975]: "Her singing is bursting with health, it is wholesome, full, warm, joyous, it makes one happy. Not a trace of darkness, of morbid torment.")

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

5. Sabicas
Grands cantaores du flamenco Vol.14
Le chant du monde, LDX 274 935
(Sabicas [1912-1990]: "And it is true that the first thing that strikes one on hearing him is his prodigious technique, which is truly unprecedented, and of which the analysts said that before Sabicas there were things that seemed impossible to do on the guitar, after him there is no longer anything!")

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