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Thread #156004   Message #3675536
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
07-Nov-14 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Subject: RE: Obit: Manias de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
the guitar is the national instrument of Spain. all the rest of are just messing about.

the flamenco purists of course have their traditions which they guard and police zealously. fair enough. but you only have to be in Spain a short time to be aware of all kinds ofvariations Spanish traditional music that sound flamenco-ish to the outsider.

i suspect about as many Spaniards. recognise a bulerias, as English people recognise a slip jig.