|El Sonido De Flamenco CD (1998) |
78 Quarterly Volume One - No. 5 album for sale True flamenco is a potent, resolutely uncivilized blend of Spanish, Indian, Arabic, Roma (gypsy), and Sephardic Jewish sources. Its raw intensity is usually an acquired taste outside of Spain, as mere prettiness is not its goal. Instead, it is made up of unrestrained emotion and is expressed via jagged rhythms and primal wails. Vocalists and guitarists court oblivion via ardent improvisation, which in turn ignites the famously proud, feral dancers. The usual configuration consists of one or more guitars and leather-lunged singers, plus ...