CLASS SERIES RETURNS
Flamenco Palos with Juan Parrilla
NOW through May 21st
Sundays, 12- 2 pm EST
Interested in learning how to distinguish between each rhythm, identify a palo’s unique characteristics, and recognize letras (verses) of different styles? Then this class series is for you!
This virtual class is divided into trimesters and each month within the trimester will focus on one palo including a full musical analysis along with its history, structure, and musicality.
*This is a virtual class given in Spanish with English translation.
**A recording will be available for 7 days after each live class.
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Más Allá Series
JCAL, Queens NY
Flamenco Latino, in collaboration with the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, presents the 2022 Más Allá Series directed by Flamenco Vivo Teaching Artists and longtime friends of the company Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges, with guest artists Paige Stewart “Queen TuT” and tap sensation Omar Edwards.
How can you tell which palo is which?
By listening to the…
A. compás (rhythm)
B. letra (lyrics)
C. The melody!
In our recent Palos Class with Juan Parrilla, Evolución participants learned that although the compás (rhythmic structure) and letras (lyrics) of a song can give you clues, the best way to identify a palo is by listening to its melody. Listen to the videos below to hear how the same flamenco song lyric can be sung for different palos. Although the words are the same, the melodies are completely different.
“Qué quieres de mí/si hasta el agua/que yo bebo/te la tengo que pedir”.
“What do you want from me/If even for the water that I drink/I have to beg you.”
ZAMBRA: 4 beat compás, singer Estrella Morente
TANGOS: 4 beat compás, singer La Perla de Cádiz
SOLEÁ: 12 beat compás, singer Fernanda de Utrera
Learn more about the Flamenco Palos with Juan Parrilla by signing up below!