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Las Alegrías/Cantiñas

Originally, the word cantiña referred to any popular song: Cantinear, or canturrear, means to hum along to. It was originally a word used to denominate medieval songs from Galicia in northern Spain. The word is though to have arrived at Cádiz shipboard, where it was adopted by the local gaditanos (natives of Cádiz). Whether the […]

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The soleá or soleares is often referred to as the “mother of flamenco”. Although not strictly true from a historical point of view, the soleá does form the basis from which many other palos have developed. Without the soleá, forms such as alegría and bulería would not have come into existence – all share the […]

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