I've been listening to Diego Amador this morning. I think it's a fascinating musical cross pollination, do justice to both genres.
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I can hear why you are saying that. I remember bringing a girlfriend to a flamenco show and once she heard the singers, she said, "this sounds exactly like the Gipsy Kings." Most real flamenco singers would kill her for saying that as they don't really respect the GK.That's all great stuff, thanks for posting.
Two observations - re Diego Amador - is it just me, or do most Flamenco singers sound.....well...indistinguishable? I love the stuff, but it sounds like the same guy (lol), has that raspy, highly emotional tone. But then again, all the pop Country guys on US radio sound virtually the same to me too...
Rhythm - I love how the music is so rhythmically powerful and relentless, but they do it all at a very low volume. Proof that you don't need to bludgeon your audience with decibels and subwoofers.
Is there anything she can't do? Or for that matter, anything she won't try? Just an amazing musician.Chick Corea's Spain was based off of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez second movement.
Paco De Lucia played the actual Conceierto once (including a full orchestra).
It was composed for guitar (though Rodrigo played piano).
I think Rodrigo consulted one of his associates/family members who did play guitar, but I don't remember the full story.
In SD I've seen some fusion groups combing Kathak and Flamenco dancing.
Then there's the Jodhpur flamenco/gypsy festival...love to go to that someday (next event march 2016)
Anoushka Shankar has done a bit of Flamenco fusion as well.