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¡Olé! Flamenco

¡Olé! Flamenco
By George Ancona

FLAMENCO—it’s singing, it’s dancing, it’s guitar playing! It’s an exciting, expressive art form that has evolved over hundreds of years.

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, we meet Janira Cordova, who is studying flamenco. The students in her dance company, Flamenco’s Next Generation, are eager to learn the tools of their art: how to move their hands, arms, feet, and bodies to the rhythms of the songs and music. When it is finally time to perform at Santa Fe’s annual Spanish Market, the young dancers can’t wait to get onstage and showcase their skills. As the singing, music, and clapping surround the dancers, Janira’s arms and hands flow through the air. Her skirt whirls. Her feet stamp the floor. Her dancing expresses her joy as she proudly carries on the colorful tradition of flamenco.

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July 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Ta Kalanta

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December 31, 2015 at 12:05 am Leave a comment

Distant Kin

Zakir Hussain’s ‘Distant Kin’ Brings Together Indian, Celtic Traditions

December 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Spirit of the Great Heart

by Johnny Clegg

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September 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Scatterlings of Africa

ScatterlingsScatterlings_of_Africa_mp3by Johnny Clegg & Savuka

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September 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Sanuya

September 18, 2015 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Greece: A Musical Odyssey


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