Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Flamenco Quote of the Day

While Gypsy melody, like primitive Oriental song styles, is rich in ornamentation, this is employed only at points where the emotive force of the lyric provides expansion or exaltation. The shouts used by our people to encourage or excite the dancers and guitarists have their origin in the custom still to be seen in similar circumstances among races of Oriental origin.

Manuel de Falla/Composer


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