Tuesday, 22 October 2013

De Palo en Palo - letras resource

I have just stumbled upon this incredible Italian resource for flamenco letras.


Letras are divided by palo and region with multiple examples given in both text and audio. Even if you don't understand Italian, the information is clear with letras written in bold or italicized text and audio provided by youtube clips. Often a discography or links for further study are listed at the bottom of a palo's page.

A very in-depth look into cante flamenco. Ole!

(If you just attended Stephanie Pedraza's tangos cante workshop, there's a page all about Tangos de El Titi, including the videos she referenced of Miguel Poveda and Esperanza Fernandez - http://depaloenpalo.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/tangos-de-sevilla-tangos-de-el-titi-de-triana)

Monday, 14 October 2013


ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013, from 3:00 to 5:00, Susan MacGregor will be hosting a book launch and reading from her debut novel, The Tattooed Witch, at Audrey's Books, 10702 - Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.

FEATURED will also be a performance by flamenco dancer, Jane Ogilvie and flamenco guitarist, Nyles Varughese.

OPEN and free admission to the PUBLIC, with coffee and refreshments to follow the reading and performance.

About The Tattooed Witch: "When Miriam Medina and her father are accused by the Inquisition of murdering a high priest, Miriam knows justice is impossible. Their accuser, the Grand Inquisitor, is in fact, the real murderer. Miriam's only hope is to resort to her long dead mother's magical legacy: the resurrection of the dead through a magical tattoo."

Set in a world very much like Spain in 1550, psychically gifted Miriam Medina narrowly escapes the Inquisition, only to run head-long into her mother's people. Within their midst, she finds her destiny through magic, love, and flamenco.