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Beginners Guide To Flamenco [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Feb 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Nascente
  • ASIN: B006Z9DKH0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,205 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Beginner s Guide to Flamenco celebrates the past, present and future of flamenco.

The previous edition of Beginner s Guide to Flamenco was one of the most popular in the range having sold over 23,000 to date.

Featuring familiar and veteran names sequenced together with names known only amongst the flamenco community in Spain Beginner s Guide to Flamenco is full of vim and vigour as young singers like Rosario la Tremendita, David Lagos, Encarna Anillo appear alongside more established figures like La Macanita,
Miguel Poveda, Mayte Martín and Diego Carrasco.

Flamenco, that intriguing combination of voice, guitar, feet and palmas handclapping, is unrivalled as one of the few musical forms which directly expresses every possible emotion from joy to anger, celebration to grief, weeping to laughter, seriousness to joking. Flamenco captures and conjures up life and death.

Flamenco has been riding high in the world in recent decades as one of Europe s oldest yet contemporary, cutting-edge art forms. UNESCO s 2011 recognition of flamenco as Intangible Cultural Heritage has been welcomed enthusiastically in Spain. And that enthusiasm is felt all over Europe right down to the
dance aficionados (fans) who dance weekly in cities as far away from flamenco s Andaluz heartland as Edinburgh, Stockholm, Toulouse, Mexico City and Tokyo. Today, not only can the best be seen at Jerez at its annual festival and at Seville s Bienal; but as one of Spain s main cultural exports flamenco is integral in top class festivals in France, USA, U.K and Italy.

Compiled by Songlines Magazine flamenco specialist Jan Fairley

About the Artist

DISC 1
1. Ali Khattab Notas mediterráneas tangos 2. La Macanita Volver a verte bulerías 3. Pepe Habichuela Resuene soleá 4. Daniel Casares Añoraza fantasía musical 5. Diego Amador Soléa del Churri soleá 6. Tomatito Retama verde alegría 7. Las Migas María la Portuguesa fado 8. Fernando Terremoto Pasajero en el tiempo bulerias 9. Los de la Morena Gitana Blanca zambra por bulerías 10. Antonio Reyes Sin saber como ni cuándo martinete 11. Diega de Morao A mi Juana bulería 12. Encarna Anillo Si llegara a suceder milonga 13. Sergio Monroy with Miguel Poveda Pena de tí soleá 14. Rosario la Tremendita Mi alma vuela en silencio rumba 15. Fernando Terremoto Luz en las balcones bulerias

DISC 2
1. Mayte Martín Por la mar chica del puerto canción 2. Pepe Habichuela Tres colores bulerías 3. Diego Amador with La Susi Muerte de amor bulerías 4. David Lagos Tangos de arena tangos 5. Fernando Terremoto Cayo Negro canto 6. Encarna Anillo Haciendo por olvidarte malagueña y verdial 7. Son de la Frontera Al jardin de la alegría alegrias y cantiñas de Pinini 8. Pepe Habichuela with Miguel Poveda El remedio malagueña 9. Pepe Habichuela and Enrique Morente Se la llevó Díos seguiriya 10. Las Migas Los cuatro muleros canción 11. Daniel Casares Una nana fantasía musical 12. Rosaria la
Tremendita Mi noche triste vidalita 13. Diego Amador Sangre Milenaria tangos 14. Pepe Habichuela Yerbagüena rumba 15. Sergio Monroy Ojos verdes romance

DISC 3
1. Diego Carrasco Poeta de Cai tango flamenco 2. Jorge Pardo with Tinodi Geraldo Surcos 3. Pepe Habichuela Amanecer seguiriya 4. David Lagos Reina de la bulería bulería 5. Mayte Martín La paloma de Picasso canción 6. José Luís Rodríguez De vuelta a casa fandango 7. Pepe Habichuela En El
Grec seguiriya 8. Jésus Méndez Ese morito que ahí viene romance 9. Los Moneo Deja de quererme cancion por bulerías 10. Pansequito Vive una gitana negra alegrías 11. 4 Cantaores Anochecer por bulerias 12. José Soto Sorderito with Ketama, Toumani Diabaté, Danny Thompson Africa 13. Ali
Khattab Tangos del Nilo tangos 14. José Luís Rodríguez Tarde de lluvia farruca 15. Raúl Gálvez and Juan Ramón Ortega Al paño fino soleá por bulerías

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This is in my view a very good and worthwhile collection of Flamenco and flamenco-related pieces. No, they are not all traditional Spanish flamenco palos - but if you can really define what is then its a very narrow stratum. There is a satisfying mixture here of good basic flamenco together with jazz idiom, north African influences and more.

The title 'Beginners Guide... ' says enough, and its an enjoyable tour. I'm not sure that the disc labelling is completely correct, but they are not alone in that defect. It makes the quest for the correct titles all the more intriguing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great buy 20 Oct 2013
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This is a great CD set, giving a variety of flamenco music for the beginner. I am very pleased with this purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good range of material 14 July 2012
By Julie W
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Three whole CDs of flamenco may sound a bit of a chore to listen to, but the selection was really good and the most contemporary stuff is really excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD box set! 30 Dec 2012
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Good packaging, wrapped up nicely. Arrived on time! Just what I wanted. Can't fault it in any way at all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars worth the price 16 Dec 2010
By Mito "Flamenquito" de Soto - Published on Amazon.com
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i agree with the point made about "neo-Flamenco", but there are diamonds in the rough here. Camarón with Tomatito, Miguel Poveda, Enrique Morente (one of my favorite recent cantaores) with Pepe Habichuela, Pepe also does a beautiful solo "Granadina", Gerardo Núñez with El Indio Gitano. It even has a piece by Pastora Pavón "La niña de los peines" her popular decades were the 1930's and 40's she was/is revered by all of us as a great female pioneer in Flamenco. And a Sevillana by Martirio, not the most traditional, but she never was nor wanted to be. Does it contain modern music? Does it have some Jazzy and Junky pieces not fashioned to be called Flamenco? ¡YES!, but for the money buy it. would i have bought it if it were $30-$40... probably not. but that is because i have plenty of music from many of these artists, of which, some you can not buy here in the states. It is entitled, "Beginners Guide..." which is what it is.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the Flamenco I Know 7 Nov 2010
By James Yowell Yelvington - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're looking for traditional flamenco music you'll probably be quite disappointed with this collection. Although the description talks about following the history of flamenco from the earliest days up to today, these performances all have a contemporary sound. True, the sound quality is good; but unfortunately the performing style of nearly all the music here is nothing like what you might have heard in a cafe cantante or a spontaneous juerga of dyed-in-the-wool flamenco lovers.

There are definite modern jazz influences throughout the 3 disks--not just on the last one, which is admittedly neo-flamenco. And speaking of neo-flamenco, that is what this album probably should have been named: flamenco "updated" to the 21st century.

Specific problems: (1) though traditionally the cantaores always sang solo, here we have them sometimes singing together--and in harmony, no less; (2) rhythms are often syncopated as in modern jazz; (3) there is little feeling of spontaneity here, which was the soul of traditional flamenco.

I consider my purchase of this album to be a mistake.
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