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Antonio Orozco Antonio Orozco represents the sector of Barcelona’s population who migrated to the city from Southern Spain – and for whom flamenco is a part of life.
An evening of flamenco with the Adam del Monte Trio: 7 p.m. today.
Take 54-year-old Alonso Simon, a computer technician who prefers to speak Spanish instead of Catalan, enjoys traditional Spanish flamenco music and whose parents were from Madrid and southern Spain.
Upcoming performances include bluegrass rap, flamenco and a Hawaiian slack-key guitar.
The songs had common ingredients—two highly distinctive singers, textural guitar influenced by folk and jazz and flamenco, carnivalesque keyboard and classical woodwinds—but no common formula.
An Irish ensemble with a Uruguayan lead singer, this 10-member band blends traditional Gaelic music and singing with Latin salsa, rumba, and flamenco, creating unique, foot-tapping, sing-along fun.
Dancers of flamenco, Memphis jookin, virtuoso modern dance, tap and from several ballet companies — as well as the clown Bill Irwin — were all put through their tap paces.
Robert Simon, guitar music flamenco to smooth jazz, 6-8 p.m., Bella Terra Amphitheatre, 7777 Edinger Ave.
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The Spanish word flamenco means “Flemish,” and its later usage in the sense “Gypsy-like,” especially in reference to a song, dance, and guitar-music style, has inspired a number of hypotheses about why the word flamenco came to be associated with Gypsies; however, all of these theories seem implausible. Perhaps more promisingly, in the later 19th century flamenco also meant “jaunty, cocky” and, in reference to women, “provocatively attractive,” The suggestion has been made that “Gypsylike” is a secondary development from these senses. The ordinary Spanish word for “Gypsy” is gitano, which like the English Gypsy, is altered from a word meaning “Egyptian.”
Origin and Etymology of flamenco
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
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