Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rito y Geografía del Cante (Spanish 1971-73)

Specialists in the field consider the series "Rito y Geografía del Cante" the best series about flamenco ever, and it constitutes an audio-visual document of invaluable worth and significance. It is an exhaustive study concerning artists, styles, geographical and historical contexts that enjoyed the assistance and advisory work of the most prestigious flamencologists of the time.

The complete series is made up of twenty-four volumes, which can be purchased individually or in packs, each of which contains four volumes. Each volume contains four chapters of the original series and, thus, each case or pack contains 16 chapters of the original series.

Pictured: Terremoto de Jerez, The bulería is from Jerez, and follows the Andalusian scale. Fernando Fernández Monje, Terremoto de Jerez (Jerez, Cádiz, 1934-1981), is one of its most outstanding performers.

There are about 100 episodes in the series, each covering a different form and subject. Here are a few.

Malagueñas -
Chocolate -
Cantes Primitivos sin Guitarra -
Fosforito -
De Granada a la Unión -
Niños Cantaores

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