Saturday, 28 March 2009

Spanish Comb - Free

Plastic hair comb, fairly worn but fine for a costume. Free. Size: 6.5 inches high x 4 inches wide.

Call Elysia 434-1125 or email flamencoedmonton(at)telus(dot)net.

For Sale - Flamenco Cajon

"Arco" stringed Flamenco cajon for sale. $135. ***SOLD APRIL 1***
Call Elysia @ 434-1125 or email flamencoedmonton(at)telus(dot)net.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

For sale & free - Videos & DVD

For sale: Manuel Salado Advanced Level Siguiriyas & Tangos de Malaga DVD. $10.***DVD SOLD***
Adrian Galia videos (NTSC format): Tangos, Rumba. Dubbed in English. Free. ***VIDEOS GONE - MAR 15***
Call Elysia 434-1125. **********SOLD************

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Resources for Palmas (Rhythmic Flamenco Clapping)

Palmas provide the rhythmic backbone for Flamenco dance, guitar, and song. Solid palmas are an art, requiring an understanding of song forms, the ability to keep straight time, and musical sensitivity.

"When you’re a palmero/palmista you’re the human metronome and the support for the whole ensemble---you’re an anchor and you’re the strong roots of a tree, even though your role may seem trivial to the unknowing eye." Read the whole article by Ravenna about palmas from a dancer's perspective. Don't miss the excellent compás (rhythm) section of the site, where rhythmic cycles are demonstrated with audio clips.

Aside from listening to music and practicing alone and with friends, resources for palmas study include Solo Compas CDs and Jerónimo Utrilla's DVD: Learn and Practice "Las Palmas" - (Flamenco Clapping), available through all major Flamenco material vendors (see links section).

Cante Club Meeting - April 11 '09

The third singing meeting of the Flamenco cante learning/appreciation club will be held Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 11:30-1:30 in the Callingwood area (near Anthony Henday & Whitemud). Call Esperanza at 780-483-5960 to RSVP and get the address.

Anyone with an interest in Flamenco singing or accompanying Flamenco singing is welcome to attend, regardless of experience or level.

For general questions about the group, email flamencoedmonton-at-telus-dot-net.