COLOMBIAN A MACHADO

30 Mar COLOMBIAN A MACHADO

FIELDS OF SORIA
ANTONIO MACHADO

It is the land of Soria arid and cold. (2)
In the hills and mountains bald
pradillos Green, ashen hills,
Spring passes,
among the fragrant herbs Leaving
Her tiny white daisies.

The earth does not revive the dream field (2)
At the beginning of April is Nevada
‘s back Moncayo,
Walker carries in his scarf
wrapped throat and mouth
covered And pastors spend their long capes.

They are April waters thousand
blows the wind mostly cloudy,
overcast and cloudy Among
Pieces of indigo sky.

Water and sun. The iris shines.
In a distant cloud,
zigzags
A yellow spark.

PERFORMING ARTISTS
Singer: Fernando Barros
Guitarist Jonathan Morillas
Saz Baglama and Mandolin: Jesus Ballesteros
Dancer: Naima Lopez
Percussion: Single Sergio

Asher Barrett
jasherbarrett@gmail.com


2018 PERFORMANCES


Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University New Mexico presents "Sephardic Cantigas": A Sephardic & Flamenco Concert 2/23/18 11 am

SEPHARDIC HERITAGE in FLAMENCO
To understand the influence of Sephardic music in flamenco we begin with the musical contribution of the Jewish community to the territory of the kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula. Historians illuminate and provide clues to better understand this stage of musical history.
Since music has always had a fundamental connection with religious rites and because we have evidence of the existence of Jewish communities from the time of the Phoenicians (1000 BCE), we can say that a characteristic music was beginning to germinate with influences from the contemporary music that flourished and was played throughout the Iberian peninsula centuries ago.
The Jewish communities that were expelled from their lands for religious reasons by Ferdinand and Isabella, “The Catholic Kings,” kept their rites, their customs, their Spanish language and of course their music. It is important to recognize what can be truly be called a labor of love: the cultural custodianship the Sephardic people carried out. It remains alive and well and which, thanks to their perseverance, we can enjoy today.
Sephardic music contains elements of both Arabic and Christian music. It is Arabic in the rhythm and musical instruments, and it is Christian in the words in which this music was sung, the Spanish language.

Fernando Barros: Singer and composer; Carlos Lomas: Guitar & Oud; Davo Bryant: Percussion; Melissa Moore: Narration

Sephardic Spanish-Jewish influence in FLAMENCO

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