The flamenco of Sevilla
February 8, 2015 6:24 AM   Subscribe

Soleá follows an aspiring flamenco guitarist around the streets of Sevilla. "Ten years playing for dancers, ten years playing for singers, and, afterward, you can begin to become a soloist." A short video from The New Yorker (alt link).
posted by carter (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
This is really terrific and the comments are relevant to anyone working in the arts.
posted by leslies at 7:59 AM on February 8, 2015

He went to Sevilla for a month and now he has been there for thirteen years. Bravo.
posted by bukvich at 8:58 AM on February 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

Lovely, thanks.
posted by glasseyes at 9:28 AM on February 8, 2015

Ah, this makes me want to revisit Seville, a truly wonderful place. I had the good fortune to see a Flamenco show in a small little back alley club while I was there - I feared it would be touristy, but it was mesmerizing and beautiful. I had been thinking of it as primarily a dance art, but was struck by the importance of the guitarist and the singer. Thanks for posting this great clip, carter.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:27 AM on February 8, 2015

I love this, and (as you can tell from my prior post) I am loving the short slice-of-life documentary films that internet distribution is making possible. I could watch many more of these.
posted by bswinburn at 11:50 AM on February 8, 2015

posted by Benny Andajetz at 2:49 PM on February 8, 2015

That's my teacher! He is such a great guy, and his teaching completely turned my approach to flamenco guitar around. Neat!
posted by pt68 at 7:13 PM on February 8, 2015 [3 favorites]

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