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Andalusian Song Flamenco

  • Fandangos, this folk song belongs to the Andalusidan folk song branch and to the Fandangos family, songs to dance. The fandango is a traditional tune that you can dance to, performed by a couple, and with bright movements. With a ternary time, octosyllable lines and we usually play castanets to mark times, related to the "jota".
    From the beginning of XIX. Century, the flamenco was inspired by the Andalusian fandangos and this is how the "aflamencados fandangos" arrived. Today we consider them as ones of the fundamental flamenco "palos".
  • Fandangos from Huelva, they belong toe the Andalusian folk songs group and to the Fandangos family, songs that you can dance to, with ternary measure. The Fandango is one of the most famous song of the floklore from the South. Among its styles, the most far-reaching are those from Lucena and those from Hueva. These are folk songs between naive and mischievous, following the construction of the classical fandango regarding its structure, but its melody is original and personal.
  • Granadinas/Granainas, they belong to the Andalusian songs group, styles from Malaga, and to the group of "libres" or free styles. The medium "granaina", should be from Granada if we trust its name, but they come from the old fandango (verdial) originated in Ronda and Malaga and then they arrived to Granada. Therefore we include the medium "granaina" among the styles from Malaga. Song with a clear melodic line. The flourish of the voice is the bridge to the tone changes.
  • The medium "granaina", should be from Granada if we trust its name, but they come from the old fandango (verdial) originated in Ronda and Malaga and then they arrived to Granada. Therefore we include the medium "granaina" among the styles from Malaga. Song with a clear melodic line. The flourish of the voice is the bridge to the tone changes.
  • Rondeñas, they belong to the Andalusian songs branch, styles from Malaga, they belong to the free styles. A "palo" originated in Ronda, a city of Malaga. As all the other flamenco "palos" comiing from Malaga, the "rondeña" is prior to the flamenco itself.
    It is a copla made of four octosyllable lines, generally with a consonant rhyme. They normally turn into five by repetition of the second one, but also without repetition. It is a composition without "compas", of which lyrics are identified with the rural life. During the last years they evolved, they are less overelaborated with "melismas" and they are slower at the beginning.
  • Tarantas, they belong to the Andalusian songs branch, folk songs from the East coast, flamenco styles originated in the eastern provinces, Almeria and Murcia, songs from the mine, and free measure. They belong to the tangos group with a binary measure. The taranta is the major song of the eastern style. Long song, hard, rough and manly, only influenced by the fandango. The taranta is the mine song par excellence. Born in the miner basins the taranta is the reflect of the tortured landscapes and transmit the superhuman efforts and the tiredness of the first countrymen.
    Very romantic folk song and very expressive. The guitar is the tone support and keeps the rhythm.
  • Verdiales, they belong to the Andalusian songs branch, styles from Malaga. They are a sociomusical demonstration with a rural origin, only performed in some geographical points of Malaga, near Granada. Its singing and dancing style is accompanied by a "rondalla" made up by a violin, two to four guitars, a tambourine, two or more "crótalos" (kind of castanets), castanets and sometimes a lute or "bandurria". Using the jargon we called the group of performers, singers (cantaores) and dancers (bailaores) the "Panda de Verdiales" (the gang of verdiales), and we called their shows the Party of Verdiales. A member of a gang is called "fiestero".
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