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Spirit of Flamenco : From Spain to New Mexico (Hardcover) (Nicolasa Chavez)

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This beautiful book explores the origins, influences, development and appreciation of flamenco as a highly respected art form on the world stage. This folkloric tradition of music, song, and dance began in the caves of Andalusia and was shaped over centuries by a multitude of cultural and regional influences, including Roman, Jewish, Greek, Indian, and Moorish. Flamenco's introduction to the U.S. in the roaring twenties coincided with a "Spanish craze" and in the 1950's legendary flamenco stars including the Italian-American flamenco dancer-choreographer José Greco were popular attractions at nightclubs and concert halls in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, flamenco found a permanent home in New Mexico, a state with a large population of Hispanic residents interested in learning about and preserving traditional and cultural Spanish folk traditions. Prominent flamenco artists emerged including native New Mexican choreographer-dancer María Benítez. Flamenco's accoutrements--costumes, musicians, instruments and dancers--are part of the story.

Number of Pages: 191
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Author: Nicolasa Chavez
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2015
TCIN: 50374049
UPC: 9780890136089
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-2735
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