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Song Without Guitar Flamenco

  • Debla, it belongs to the songs without guitar, to the group of free styles, Debla, in the "calé" dialect, means "goddess". Like that the gypsies, when they gave that name to this old form to sing, wanted to proclaim it like the goddess of all the flamenco styles. In relation with the martinete and the carcelera. The debla is full of "melismas", more devastated and hurt that the martinete.
  • The "saeta" belongs to the songs without guitar, to the free styles group. It is a religious song, generally improvised and without any accompaniment, performed during the processions of the Holy Week (Easter) and with its origin in the Andalusian folklor. The text is made up various octosyllable verses and always had a religious meaning refering to actions and persons from the Passion. We sing in hounour of holy chracters.
    The original "saeta" from Arcos de la Frontera, was accompanied by rudimentary wind instruments, generally manufactured by the own singer. A flat song..
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