This definitive work on the contribution of the Gypsies to the development of flamenco traces their influences on music from their long migration from India, through Iran, Turkey, Greece, and Hungary, to their persecution in Spain.
Author: Bernard Leblon
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
This definitive work on the contribution of the Gypsies to the development of flamenco traces their influences on music from their long migration from India, through Iran, Turkey, Greece, and Hungary, to their persecution in Spain. This new updated edition provides fuller explanations of some of the technical terms and an invaluable biographical dictionary of 200 of the foremost Gypsy flamenco artists from its origins to the present day, as well as a discography and videography.
Author: Paco Sevilla
Written by a group of dedicated flamenco enthusiasts, this book traces the history and development of the art of flamenco, that proud, soulful, stirring folk music and dance created by the gypsies of the Andalusian region of Spain in the ...
Author: Claus Schreiner
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Written by a group of dedicated flamenco enthusiasts, this book traces the history and development of the art of flamenco, that proud, soulful, stirring folk music and dance created by the gypsies of the Andalusian region of Spain in the 19th century. The essays examine the musical, artistic, and spiritual aspects of flamenco as well as its social context and history. The great performers both past and present are identified and discussed.
In this work, I will discuss the origin of the gypsies; and the ancient knowledge, the mysteries, hidden within their culture and traditions.
Author: Irene Rimer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
In this work, I will discuss the origin of the gypsies; and the ancient knowledge, the mysteries, hidden within their culture and traditions. Flamenco, besides being an art-form useful in expressing the inner soul, is a discipline that can be used to accomplish the self-mastering of the emotional nature. Its mystic origin and its basic rhythmic pattern based on the 12 numbers of the clock has intrigued a great number of percussionists that thought they knew all about rhythm until they discovered this art-form. They realized that when you know Flamenco, you can tap, dance or play any other rhythm in the world. Therefore, everyone can benefit from using its rhythmic patterns in meditation. Second, the hidden occult mysteries and the knowledge contained in the pack of cards known as Tarot will be discussed through the pages of this dissertation; as well as their numerological connection to the Jewish Kabbalah, and Flamenco. This writer will demonstrate the relationship of Pythagorean numerology to the cycles, the rhythm, within Flamenco and the Tarot; and, illustrations are included so that these concepts can be visualized. This writer will expound on the need the ancient seers had to hide their knowledge within books, pictures, art, and groups of people, for the benefit of humanity in general. Finally, we will conclude with the fact that each and every one of us is a dancer in life. The sooner we learn to conquer the numbers by learning to dance through life, the more power, freedom and happiness we'll enjoy.
Author: David George
Publisher: Madrid : Society of Spanish Studies
Author: David J. George
CHAPTER 7: WHAT'S THE GYPSY'S STORY2 DISEMBODIED REASON
Everything we know about the history of flamenco is written by payos, therefore
from the non-Gypsy perspective. Antonio Mairena, (1909-1983) a Gypsy cantaor
from the ...
Author: EMMA MARTINEZ
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
This landmark historical text delivers the goods promised in its title. It does not address flamenco dance whatsoever, focusing instead on flamenco song forms with a special chapter devoted to the role of the guitar. Includes Spanish lyrics for dozens of flamenco songs along with English translations and interpretive notes, a glossary of flamenco terminology, plus a recommended bibliography and discography are also provided. Informal in its demeanor, this carefully researched, insightful book will help you develop a deeper appreciation for the flamboyant art of flamenco.
Descripción de los gitanos de Andalucía, principalmente de Guadix en la provincia de Granada.
Author: Merrill F. McLane
Category: Social Science
Descripción de los gitanos de Andalucía, principalmente de Guadix en la provincia de Granada.
by linking Gypsy flamenco with forms of degeneration that were at the same time
aesthetic and moral. Navarrete criminalized Gypsies by describing them as an “
abject and debased race” who are in possession of a “skill with which they ...
Author: Samuel Llano
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Scholarship on urban culture and the senses has traditionally focused on the study of literature and the visual arts. Recent decades have seen a surge of interest on the effects of sound the urban space and its population. These studies analyse how sound generates identities that are often fragmentary and mutually conflicting. They also explore the ways in which sound triggers campaigns against the negative effects of noise on the nerves and health of the population. Little research has been carried out about the impact of sound and music in areas of broader social and political concern such as social aid, hygiene and social control. Based on a detailed study of Madrid from the 1850s to the 1930s, Discordant Notes argues that sound and music have played a key role in structuring the transition to modernity by helping to negotiate social attitudes and legal responses to problems such as poverty, insalubrity, and crime. Attempts to control the social groups that own unwanted musical practices such as organ grinding and flamenco performances in taverns raised awareness about public hygiene, alcoholism and crime, and triggered legal reform in these areas. In addition to scapegoating, marginalising and persecuting these musical practices, the authorities and the media used workhouse bands as instruments of social control to spread "aural hygiene" across the city.
Author: Susan Salguero
Flamenco; an Englishman's passion explains many of the myths and legends that surround this predominately gypsy art, so this book will not only appeal to lovers of flamenco: the book also reveals Andalucia's fiestas and celebrations, like ...
Author: Tony Bryant
This excitingly fresh flamenco book tells the story of how an Englishman first became interested in, and eventually addicted to, a culture that is so different to that of his own; an art normally only associated with the gypsies of Andalucia. The author starts his story with his own musical up-bringing in London and discusses the similarities that exist within the evolution of flamenco and other world music like jazz and the blues. He also takes the reader on a journey through some of the small villages and towns in Andalucia; where he met some of the most influential flamenco artistes of Spain. The book includes some amusing tales and anecdotes of things that happened to him whilst he was researching the book; like the old man he met in Seville who wanted to talk about an approaching game of football between Chelsea FC and Real Betis. The old guy was dumbfounded that this Englishman had no knowledge of football, yet knew more about flamenco than the average Spaniard. The book also describes in great detail some of the flamenco parties that the author attended, and he explains how different these impromptu juergas are compared to the commercial flamenco that is staged for the tourists. The main purpose of the book is to explain the two immensely different sides of flamenco; the glitter and sparkle theatre flamenco, and the cante jondo, the deep songs that have existed in Andalucia for approximately 500 years. The book includes an in depth chapter concerning the history of flamenco, and as well biographies of flamenco artistes who are considered to have played a major role in the evolution and preservation of this culture. Flamenco; an Englishman's passion explains many of the myths and legends that surround this predominately gypsy art, so this book will not only appeal to lovers of flamenco: the book also reveals Andalucia's fiestas and celebrations, like Easter week, the festivals, the ferias and the romerias. The author realized that there was much more to flamenco than just music and dance, and he deals with all aspects of life in Andalucia, especially the people, as he believes that they are what make flamenco so unique. The author cut himself off from the outside world to immerse himself in the world of flamenco, mixing with gypsies and andalusians alike, in order to get a true understanding. Tony Bryant claims flamenco became "like a cuckoo," pushing to one side everything else that was once important, to become a major part of his everyday life. He is a lover of the purest, duende fuelled, gypsy flamenco and he holds no punches when explaining why he feels that the orthodox side of this art is being destroyed by the commercial scene that is desecrating this age old culture.
Wtirers eager to diminish flamenco's Gypsy otigins ascribed to a less racialized
notion of Gypsy ethnicity and chose instead to elevare Andalusia to the status of
the true morher of flamenco and cante jondo. The aficionado Caballero Bonald ...
Publisher: Penn State Press
The Spanish Gypsy by Lou Charnon-Deutsch, the well-known Hispanist, is the first comprehensive history of this icon and her people, who have long been shrouded in mystery and all too often subjected to discrimination and persecution.
The author himself, however, blurred the boundarybetween cantejondo and
flamenco when, fascinated with the figure of Pavón, he characterized her as “an
Andalusian flamenco singer . . . of Spanish genius,” as if forgetting her Gypsy
Author: Anna G. Piotrowska
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
Translated from the Polish, Anna G. PiotrowskaÕs Gypsy Music in European Culture details the profound impact that Gypsy music has had on European culture from a broadly historical perspective. The author explores the stimulating influence that Gypsy music had on a variety of European musical forms, including opera, vaudeville, ballet, and vocal and instrumental compositions. The author analyzes the use of Gypsy themes and idioms in the music of recognized giants such as Bizet, Strauss, and Paderewski, detailing the composersÕ use of scale, form, motivic presentations, and rhythmic tendencies, and also discusses the impact of Gypsy music on emerging national musical forms.
as a surprising number of flamencologists do , that the gypsies arrived to Spain
with no music of their own , having come from countries so well - developed
musically ( 1 ) . Many of these same theoreticians also deny even the possibility
Author: D. E. Pohren
Author: José Greco
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Author: K. Meira Goldberg
Surely they could have enticed the gypsies to teach them their strange cante ,
and then have likewise exploited this ... in the early flamenco scene : “ Flamenco
( referring to the primitive gypsy flamenco ) was so badly considered throughout
Author: D. E. Pohren
Publisher: Bold Strummer
A expert on Spanish language and literature explores the roots, evolution, and current practice of this uniquely Spanish art form, beginning with it's special significance among Gypsy practitioners and tracing its path to the present, where ...
Author: Ken Haas
Category: Performing Arts
A expert on Spanish language and literature explores the roots, evolution, and current practice of this uniquely Spanish art form, beginning with it's special significance among Gypsy practitioners and tracing its path to the present, where it serves mainly as entertainment.
Non - Gypsies now learned the arts of the highly idiosyncratic Flamenco singing
and dance . But there are problems with this argument , and an equally
convincing case can be made out by those seeking non - Gypsy origins to
Author: Nigel Allenby Jaffé
In Spain its first meaning is Flemish , but it is used in the sense of a Gypsy . Today
flamenco means both Gypsy and that group of Spaniards who associate with
wandering people or live like Gypsies . A large body of folk music in Spain is
Author: Damodar P. Singhal