Friday, April 3, 2015

Flamenco Quote of the Day

Saetas are sung spontaneously by flamencos in the crowded streets and plazas. They are sung to the elaborately carved wooden figures of the crucified Christ and Virgin Mary as they pass through the streets of Seville during Holy Week. Authentic saetas are sung impromptu, and often sound like loud wailing or simple, impassioned utterances.

All mothers have sorrow,
but yours is the greatest,
because you have before
you your beloved son, his
feet and hands tied,
as if he were a traitor.

Toitas las madres tienen
pena, pero la tuya es la
mayor, porque delante llevas
a tu hijo amante, ammaraito
de pies y manos,
como si fuera un traidor.

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