Memoria de los Sentidos

Head over to El País to listen to Vicente Amigo’s new album, Memoria de los Setidos. First impression is very good.

To get you excited about Amigo (or more excited, rather) read this ‘hyperventilated consecration’ of him by Alberto García Reyes as translated by Brook Zern.

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What is Flamenco?

Since coming across the above video on openculture.com I’ve wondered if a similar exposition of flamenco exists. Brook Zern’s presentation is the best approximation I’ve found so far:

There is little explanation of the music itself though, just a brief demonstration of a bulerias rhythm. Zern is more concerned here with getting across what he sees as unique in flamenco (and bullfighting).