Friday, July 24, 2015

Flamenco Quote of the Day

The voice of the singer, especially during the early evolution of flamenco, was a voice 'afila', a rough, typically gypsy voice, or, to use another term, a voice that was 'rajo' or hoarse and which no doubt constant singing, smoking and the consumption of alcohol made even rougher. The sound produced by a flamenco singer is often more like a wail or even a howl, and is hardly calculated to appeal to the refined musical taste or to the individual who, lacking any musical taste, aspires to it.

Gwynne Edwards/Author

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