la voz flamenca
Born in Huelva, Spain, Antonio “El Choro” Molina has performed with the biggest names in flamenco including: Israel Galván, Rafael and Adela Campallo, Eva la Yerbabuena, Juana Amaya, and the incomparable Manuela Carrasco. In 2016, El Choro premiered first solo show, “Aviso: Bayles de Jitanos” at the XX Festival de Jerez, which won the Festival’s Revelation Award. In 2018, he premiered his second show: “GELEM”, this time directed by Manuel Liñan, at the Villamarta Theater as part of the XXII Festival de Jerez, which has been featured at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals throughout Spain. Currently, El Choro continues to collaborate with musical greats, such as Vicente Amigo and Miguel Poveda, and touring his latest production “#SiDiosKiere.”
This past weekend marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish icon, Lola Flores. Fans throughout Jerez, all of Spain, and the entire flamenco community celebrated her life with performances and social media posts. Check out her larger than life personality in this video compilation from Jerez T.V.
Alboreá is a ritual wedding song of the pueblo Gitano, Roma people in Spain. Once considered taboo to perform outside of the Gitano community, performers started to sing alboreá in public around the middle of the last century. Originally, the alboreá was accompanied by palmas (rhythmic hand-clapping) and sometimes the tambourine. Now, when it is taken to the stage, it is accompanied by the guitar, palmas, and often cajón. The alboreá, like other types of flamenco song, has many variants, depending on the artists and the geographical area where it is being sung. For example, in the ports of Cádiz, they are usually sung por soleá romanceada. In Lebrija and Utrera they sing bulerías romanceadas, and in Badajoz, they are sung with an air of jaleos from Extremadura.
Source/further reading: https://sites.google.com/flamencodemarchena.org/rinconflamenco/cantes-de-victoria-la-albore%C3%A1