Meanwhile, I have for sale a hard copy version of my first book, “Flamenco in the Classroom,” currently available in Spanish. It will be used this fall as a textbook in a class on flamenco taught by David Briggs at the University of New Mexico.
Flamenco is a universal art and is appreciated across borders and cultures. Its rhythmic, melodic and harmonic wealth has earned widespread respect that increases day by day as its place in musicological history is authenticated. This history, however, involves a legend of secrecy, which can impair its true message and, ultimately, hinder its growth.
From the medieval period through the Sephardim Diaspora and cultures throughout the Mediterranean, flamenco was founded in the principles of revolution and protest. Its base in the Andalusian region of southern Spain gave voice to the passions and emotions inherent in the culture of the times. Its romantic overlay with the flash of the dance form and prowess demonstrated by genius guitar playing can sometimes overshadow the origin of its power – the voice.
The aim of “Flamenco in the Classroom” is to demonstrate the essential element of this musical lineage and to garner new audiences, starting with the youngest participants. Students of all ages can begin to appreciate the intricacies of rhythm, musicality, performance potentialities and means of self-expression established with roots in the classical values imparted by family, community and culture.
You can purchase a copy of my book for $25.00+shipping by calling+1 505-603-0743 or you can order online at amazon.com Click Here. (Only Spanish language copies are available)