Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In the U.S.: Gypsy Davy Trailer

When an American white-boy with Alabama roots becomes a Spanish Flamenco guitarist in Andalucian boots, what happens along the way and behind the scenes? The film tells the story of David Jones, stage name: "David Serva," through his five women and five children—one of whom is the director. After all, who knows the man who came and saw and conquered, “strumming their pain with his fingers, killing them softly with his song,” better than they? A tale about self-invention and the pursuit-of-happiness (no matter the cost to others), part duel and part duet—between a camera pointing daughter and a guitar wielding father—GYPSY DAVY is a personal and political portrait of a man, a family, a generation.

DAVID SERVA has accompanied such historical figures of flamenco as Juan Talega, Manolito de Maria, La Perla de Cadiz, Anzonini del Puerto and Fernanda de Utrera, more contemporary artists including Manuel Agujetas, Miguel Funi, Manolete, Mario Maya, and Blanca del Rey, and younger figures such as Joaquin Ruiz, Soledad Barrios, and Jose Torres de Moron. He plays in Flamenco nightclubs and festivals all over Spain and has participated in the Bienal del Arte Flamenco de Sevilla with Gypsy flamenco artists from the towns of Moron and Lebrija. He was first guitarist for several years for the acclaimed company "Noche Flamenca," and has received two grants from "Meet the Composer" for collaborations with choreographers. His solo concert in Toronto (Son Gitano en America) is available on compact disc, and he has also recorded extensively with three generations of the Agujetas family of singers from Jerez de la Frontera, with Antonio Vizarraga, and with Rafael Jimenez "El Falo".

"Gypsy Davy" Trailer won't post to my blog, see it here:

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