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Flamenco: Gypsy Soul

Writer Elizabeth Kinder embarks on a journey through Andalusia from Malaga to Cadiz to find the soul of flamenco, the beguiling mix of guitar, song and dance strongly associated with southern Spain's gypsies. Featuring performances from gypsy blacksmiths to goat herders, the documentary reveals a glimpse of a timeless way of life as it has been preserved down the centuries. The history of this mysterious music and its relationship to Spain is explored in chocolate box locations including Moron de la Frontera, Granada, Seville and Jerez and the programme also features rare archive of notable artists such as Camaron de la Isla and Diego Del Gastor.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 28 Aug 2013 23:50

BBC Four: World Music Season

BBC Four: World Music Season

This programme is part of BBC Four's World Music Season.

From afrobeat to zydeco via juju, panpipes and Uzbek folk, this is the story of the music that broadened our horizons.

Credits

Role Contributor
ProducerBen Whalley
DirectorBen Whalley
Executive ProducerMark Cooper
PresenterElizabeth Kinder

Searching for the real story

Flamenco

"Would our cameras somehow interfere with the genuineness of the event?"

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