Saturday, November 17, 2012

Townsend: Granadinas

After several symphonies by Shostakovich, I thought something rather lighter might be in order! The various flamenco genres, called palos, are akin to the ragas of India in that they comprise a rhythmic pattern as well as a particular mode and characteristic motifs. The Granadinas belong to the fandango family of palos. It was originally danceable, but now is much slower, freer and nearly always heard as a guitar solo.

My version of the Granadinas, I have accompanied with several photos of the city of Granada.

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