AUTHENTIC VOICE of FLAMENCO Iberian Trio at La Boca/Taberna 8pm Saturday, October 8, 2016 125 Lincoln Ave.    Santa Fe, NM  (505) 988-7102 Taberna la Boca presents...

Bolero Flamenco, Romance de Alhama

ROMANCE FOR LOSS OF ALHAMA   And walked the Moorish king - the city of Granada Elvira door from -. to that of Vivarrambla Oh my Alhama!Cards...


ROMANCE Abenamar Romance border that have adapted to flamenco music. It is a composition that premiered to commemorate the Millennium of the Kingdom of...


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,...

Romance of the loss of Alhama.

Bolero Flamenco Fernando Barros Lirola. Composition of the romance of the loss of Alhama. Adapting to the rhythm of tango and melodic seduction...

Singing vidalita

My childhood memories are of a courtyard in Seville, and a clear orchard where the lemon; One my youth, twenty years in the...


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

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

Read More