Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Flamenco Quote of the Day

"There certainly are very difficult dancers. I am talking about those bailaores who try to twist the cante in the direction they want. They expect you to put cortes where there aren't any, or even add whole measures. As a result, the cante itself degenerates. Many dancers influence the cante this way, the reason being that often "bailaores" are really "bailarines" and don't know the cante. They tell you "sing a taranto" and if you sing them a taranto or a murciano, they won't notice the difference. They are in reality mathematicians: they only care about the measures. While you are singing, they are just counting."

Antonio Carrasco/Cantaor

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