In the fascinating world of the "Cante de las Minas", literally the Mines Songs, the recording studios couldn't release the original discography and therefore it has always been a dark world.
This book, between an essay and a guide, tries to order these songs in order that the reader gets an idea about these muscial styles origins. Therefore, the author offers a report of the recorded songs, he establishes parent links between the styles, he analyses the texts and offers a synthesis of the evolution of the songs coming from the mines. Guerrita, Fanegas or El Niño de Caravaca are some of the forgotten cantaores now with a place among our cultural inheritance.
I Part. The origins of the Mines Songs
- Cartageneras and Murcianas
- Antonio Chacon
- La Taranta
II Part. Flamenco and couplet in the region of Murcia.
III Part. Guierrita and the Lost Generation.
Only available in Spanish.