Saturday, 30 March 2013
Manitas de Plata - Guiterra Flamenco (1965)
Opinion is divided amongst aficionados of flamenco guitar as to the worth of Manitas' playing. For some, he is the greatest flamenco player the word has ever seen, and others think him overrated, overly flamboyant and disrespectful of the flamenco form. I am no expert on flamenco (or anything else for that matter), but for me, there is a passion and intensity in the music of Manitas de Plata (Little Hands of Silver) which transcends genre, there is a spontaneity and an exhuberance that is life affirming. This is a joyful noise.
04 Alegrias Del Cante
06 Soleares Gitanas
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