Monday, March 2, 2015

Flamenco Quote of the Day

A deep-rootedness and sense of purpose is shared by both flamenco and blues. Like the black slaves in America, the Spanish gypsies sought a way to express their suffering, to make life bearable enough to survive. Both forms fit the definition used by R. Molina to describe early flamenco...

"In its primitive form it is the elemental cry of a people mired in poverty and ignorance, for whom instinctive feelings and the bare necessities of life are all that matter."

"Grito elemental--en sus formas primitivas--de un pueblo sumido en la pobreza y la ignorancia para quien solo existen las necesidades perentorias de la existencia primaria y los sentimientos instintivos."

Claus Schreiner/Author

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