''In el Niño de Marchena, with crystal clear purity of spring serrano, it’s the inexhaustible of the true andalusian song without the obstacles which make them small by including it in the small songbooks''. Like that, Manuel de Falla was talking about Pepe Marchena, whose life, art and songs are gathered in this facsimile of the first edition of the collection ''Figures of the andalusian style of singing'' printed in 1930, compiled by the songwriter and poet from Granada Hermenegildo Montes.
El Niño de Marchena, the most keen artist and with greatest, stylistic and melodic extent of the flamenco music, the song was enriched since the artistic fandango until the songs of there and back, going through the creation of the colombiana. They compile here fandanguillos, soleares, malagueñas, half granainas, guajiras and milongas that sang with the best of the andalusian style of singing as Canalejas de Puerto Real, Pepe Pinto or Rafael Farina.
Technical data of the facsimile
Collection: Flamenco and andalusian folklore
Format: 130 X 200
Pages: 70 (b/n)
Printer: Garrofé, Domingo
Place of impression: Barcelona
Year of edition: 1930