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Flamenco gypsy Soul

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:29 pm
by alister prince
I see BBC4 are repeating Elizabeth Kinder's doc on flamenco at 730 this evening. I didn't see it first time round, so this is a good chance.
Aly

Re: Flamenco gypsy Soul

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:21 pm
by alister prince
It was well worth watching. Elizabeth Kinder's knowledgeable presentation concentrated on the music, it's history and the gypsy families who perform it. Thankfully, virtually no 'flamenco celebs' (eg Gypsy Kings). She got to the heart (and soul) of the music. The historical background was interesting; as was the social context. (The deprivations and degredations of the gypsy community). It was interesting to see how the 'folk' form developed out of a synthethis of influences. My main complaint is that it was a bit whistle-stop. She had only an hour to cover a lot of territory, both musical and geographic. The topic and Ms Kimber deserve a lot more time.
Aly

Re: Flamenco gypsy Soul

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:40 pm
by Garth Cartwright
You were more positive, Ali, than most of the commentators here when it first screened. I watched it after Glasters for a bit - I did see it first time around - and still found that Gordon got it right re the analogy with wildlife doc's and awkward presenter.

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