Sunday, April 7, 2013

Preview "Goede zang doet pijn" Flamenco Jerez de la Frontera

“When my family heard me sing, my father tore his shirt open” -- Jesús Méndez 

The Spanish town of Jerez de la Frontera is one of the main breeding grounds of flamenco. Cameraman and director Martijn Beenen and Ernestina of Noort, director of the Flamenco Biennial, went towards it, looking for the roots of this special, Spanish folk.

They meet three generations of guitarists - Manuel Morao, Moraíto Chico and Diego del Morao - that the filmmakers already initiated into the secret of playing the flamenco tradition and buleria, the specific style of Jerez.

The gypsy dynasty Morao's prints a significant mark on the flamenco in Jerez de la Frontera. He was born on the land around Jerez, the large farms where the gypsies were working as day laborers. The makers also meet María Bala (76), sister of the great singer Manuel Soto Sordera, and one of the last treasurers of the old cante jondo. She shows us how the primitive flamenco singing was sounded.

With Manuel Morao, Moraíto Chico, Diego del Morao, Jesús Méndez (pictured), María Bala, Diego Carrasco, El Bo, Chícharo, Jose Merce and many others.

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