The Politics of Dance

This recording is notable for the extended dance

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Unformatted text preview: or handclaps. Although only one musician is credited as a palmero, obviously more people are clapping—the dancers and possibly bystanders at this live performance. What is not evident from a recorded performance is that frequently these handclaps are performed in hocket. Note also the intense yet inarticulate opening cry of the singer, a common trait of cante hondo,. Cante hondo, or “deep song,” is one of the oldest strata of flamenco songs; no one seems to know exactly where the term “flamenco” comes from, but the music itself is a mixture of Iberian, Arabic, Jewish, Romany (gypsy), and Latin American influences o A bulerias, however, is a particularly lively dance form, so it is not completely proper to classify this performance as an example of cante hondo.) • • “Alegrias” (Traditional) Juan Amaya, Carlos Lomas (guitars), Manolo de Cordoba, Liliana Lomas (dancers), Manolo Correa (palmas [handclaps]), Pepe de Malaga (singer) Andalusian Flamenco Song & Dance [Lyrichord CD LYRCD 7338, 1984 o The alegrias has the same basic rhythmic structure as the bulerias, but is slower and has a more bittersweet tone (the prettiest melodies often • • come from alegrias). This recording is notable for the extended dance solos and interpolated fast sequences. o clapping is crucial to sound, done in hocket - combination of folk and art came about o starts with Amaya family o create a line of taking flamenco to a level of classical music o a purified form of folk music o when they were doing this, no recording, so they were playing off a reconstruction of a concept – kind of inventing it - we think we know what medieval music sounded like • “Alegrias” (Traditional) Antonio Solera (guitar) El Amor Brujo Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [EMI Angel 38338- 1, 1986] o This brief alegrias for solo guitar is interesting because the meter appears to be 3/4 throughout. The reason is that the recording was taken from a film soundtrack, and the dancers’ feet have been dubbed...
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