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Verdailes flamenco singing

By 1. October 2013 Voice No Comments

We have been out in Spain and read about this regional style of flamenco from rural Malaga in the local paper.  With a more elaborate rhythm section of  hand claps, castanets, finger cymbals and tambourine,  it gives a subtle Arabic feel to the music. I have heard this started as a very old style of folk song, that has over the years been adopted into the flamenco tradition. Verdailes is the name for the olive grown in this area of Andalucia – more info.

Another interesting podcast  (thanks Kathryn O’Neil)  from the World Service about flamenco music being revived as a form of protest during the economic crisis in Spain.

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