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Duration: 1 hour

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.

Last on

Wed 28 Aug 2013 23:50 BBC Four

Music Played

32 items
  • Image for Camarón de la Isla

    Camarón de la Isla LA LEYENDA DEL TIEMPO

  • MIGUEL ASTORGA ANAYA & JOSE NARANJO FERNANDEZ JABERA

  • Image for Estrella Morente

    Estrella Morente A PASTORA (SEVILLANAS

  • MIGUEL ASTORGA ANAYA & JOSE NARANJO FERNANDEZ JABEGOTE

  • Image for Paco de Lucía

    Paco de Lucía GRANADA

  • SANDRA SANTISETEBAN (Vox), LUIS MARIANO RENEDO (guitar), JOSE CANIZARES (perc) TANGOS

  • Image for Manolo Caracol

    Manolo Caracol DE HABER LLORADO POR TI

  • ENRIQUE MALDONADO FERNANDEZ (guitar), LUIS FAJARDO JIMENEZ "PIRRIQUI" (vox) BULERIA

  • ENRIQUE MALDONADO FERNANDEZ UNIDENTIFIED GUITAR MUSIC

  • ENRIQUE MALDONADO FERNANDEZ (hammer), LUIS FAJARDO JIMENEZ "PIRRIQUI" (vox) MARTINETE

  • Image for Paco Peña

    Paco Peña SOLEA

  • Image for Paco Peña

    Paco Peña UNIDENTIFIED GUITAR MUSIC

  • Image for Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?

  • Image for Paco de Lucía

    Paco de Lucía ENTRE DOS AGUAS

  • Image for Vicente Amigo

    Vicente Amigo ESTACION PRIMAVERA

  • Image for Miloš Karadaglić

    Miloš Karadaglić NO 3 SEVILLA

  • ANTONIO BARRUL JIMENEZ, BORJA ACOSTA, RAMON JIMENEZ CANELA, SUSANA BORJA VIZARRAGA, NOEMI BORJA VIZARRAGA TANGO RUMBA

  • MILES DAVIS & GIL EVANS CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

    ADAGIO

  • EL CABRERO SINGER SIGUIRIYA

  • Image for Pep Torres

    Pep Torres UNTITLED GUITAR MUSIC

  • GASTOR DE PACO (guitar), ANTONIO DEL GASTOR (guitar), PACA DEL GASTOR (singer) BULERIA

  • GASTOR DE PACO SOLEA

  • RAYA REAL VOLVIERON LAS CIGUENAS, VAMOS A BEBER!, PASA LA VIDA, LA ROCINA

  • Image for Inés Bacán

    Inés Bacán SIGUIRIYA

  • MANOLITA DE JEREZ BULERIAS

  • Image for La Paquera de Jerez

    La Paquera de Jerez CUANDO SUENA LA GUITARRA

    BULERIAS

  • NINO JERO FANDANGOS

  • MANUEL JERO (guitar), RANCAPINO CHICO (vox) TANGOS

  • Image for Camarón de la Isla
  • CAMARON DE LA ISLA & PACO DE LUCIA BULERIAS

  • Image for Camarón de la Isla

    Camarón de la Isla VOLANDO VOY

  • CARMEN DE LA JARA (vox), JUAN JOSE ALBA (guitar) ALEGRIAS

Credits

Producer
Ben Whalley
Director
Ben Whalley
Executive Producer
Mark Cooper
Presenter
Elizabeth Kinder

Broadcasts

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Flamenco

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