Best Andalusian Songs

Maria Johnson
• Monday, 09 November, 2020
• 7 min read

Violinists, out guitar players, Barbuda drummers and a tambourines make up the ensemble singing traditional songs. Perhaps the best -known Andalusian singer, Benjamin Gonzalo draws a crowd wherever he may be performing throughout Morocco.

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Often dressed in velvet tunics with fine embroidery, Gonzalo gets the audience singing, dancing and his fans ululating, as he belts out familiar classics known throughout Morocco while collaborating with an orchestra of Andalusian musicians. Born into a family of music lovers, the young Farsi singer-songwriter Nebula Main has released three albums to date.

A traditional Moroccan musician, her love of Arab- Andalusian music has flourished as she has studied under some of the largest names in the industry. This young Moroccan singer is known for her Calhoun and Ghana styles of music.

Radio Tariff's music straddles the ancient cultural intersection between Spain and North Africa, blending medieval instruments and song… Once Flamenco is a group from Seville, Spain composed by Stole, Antonio and Rafael.

Eduardo Managua, born in Madrid in 1952, is an architect and conductor. Bahia Rahul est née en Bullet 1962 à Alger, days one Camille of la critique DE la unique arabo-andalouse Étaín chose courage.

Chen Wazowski, a group of 10 Catalan musicians and a singer of Algerian descent, was formed in Barcelona in 2000. Hossein Ray & Rama El Rachel.

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These songs were at first sung by everyday people from every walk of life; a blacksmith singing to the rhythm of his hammer, pouring out his heart about the persecution of the gypsies, or a lament, a passionate expression of grief, and at gypsy weddings, where a song sung to the bride and groom would drive people into fits of wild and frenzied dancing and singing, tearing off their shirts as if to release their pent-up emotions. The lyrics are the driving force of flamenco, and the singer’s interpretation of the song will differ depending on his mood.

It is believed that these palms originate from different areas of Andalusia, each town or village having their own particular version of the song. Málaga’s flamenco is based around the fandangos, which are derived from the ancient verbiages, which are the folk songs from the villages that surround the city.

Seville is famed for its sole ares, signorinas, which are the very heart of gypsy caste, and the martinets which are thought to have originated from the blacksmiths of Trina. Jerez de la Frontera is the home of the Bulgaria, whereas Cádiz is renowned for its light breezy styles like the Algeria and tangos.

The Cameras which include the Alberta, are songs sung at different stages of the gypsy wedding. Andalusian Classical music was developed in Spain in the region and province of that name.

It is primarily characterized by three major dance types: the fandango, the Managua, and the polo. The fandango is thought to be of South American origin and is written in triple time with a continuous increase in speed.

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The Managua is a variety of the fandango from Malala and Murcia, which came to Mexico by way of Spanish settlers. It is also a gypsy song involving a great deal of improvisation, cadenzas, and guitar accompaniment.

His toque (style or technique) is not strictly traditional, but it is so influential that nearly all modern flamenco bears some of his stylistic stamps. Entire dos Aquas is the album that made him a worldwide sensation, and if you buy just one flamenco CD ever, this should be the one.

Cameron de la Islam, born José Monte Cruz to a Romany family in Cadiz, was one of flamenco's greatest cantors (singers) up until his death in 1992. Tomato, born José Fernández Torres in Almería, was a student of Pace de Lucía's and grew to become a wildly popular flamenco artist (and later, pioneered the flamenco-jazz fusion for which he is now better known).

Pace Peña, a native of Córdoba, is largely responsible for popularizing the flamenco guitar outside of Spain. Born in Seville to a Romany family that produced many generations of flamenco cantors and failures (dancers), as well as matadors (bullfighters), he lived a life of scandal and passion, and though he was not necessarily the strongest singer in a technical sense and was known for having some uneven performances, he was filled with more dense than most other singers have in their little finger.

She both sings and plays guitar, and her aesthetic take on the genre is clean and warm, still brimming with dramatic flair but also bearing a warmth that makes her a very accessible artist, especially for new listeners. His voice is warm and expressive, and though his vocal styling are quite traditional, he performs with a modern-styled band, making for a nice blend of old and new.

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She gained some recognition among international film fans, as well, when her voice (seemingly) came out of Penelope Cruz's mouth in the movie Solver, and it was a fitting match. Vicente Amigo is a master of the flamenco guitar and one who is not afraid to incorporate subtle bits of outside influences into his sound.

Still, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't at least give a try to some recordings of the great flamenco masters of the early 20th century, starting with La Niña de Los Panes, born Pastor Avon Cruz in Seville in 1890. Because of the era in which she did most of her recording, she never made any full-length LPs, and thus her catalog of single songs are regularly released and re-released in various collections.

Truthfully, almost any of these collections is as good of a starting place as any other, but this one will fit the bill nicely, and seems to be easy enough to find. Reggaeton and Bahamas are totally my guilty pleasures, but there are those songs that stick around for decades and even centuries.

Through the month (September 15 – October 15), you’ll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can enter to win in our great giveaway and link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage! It has been recorded by many Latin artists over the years and appeared in a Mexican film of the same title in 1956.

2 Written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velazquez, the song was inspired by the piano piece in the suite Goyescas, written in 1911 by Spanish composer Enrique Grenades, which was later included in his 1916 opera Aria of the Nightingale. Became Much is a romantic bolero song that has been recorded by such artists as The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Julio Silesia, and Luis Miguel.

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3 Written and performed by mambo and Latin jazz musician Tito Puerto in 1963, the song was popularized by Carlos Santana when he recorded his cover in 1970 on the album Abraham. The piece has appeared in as many as 500 separate releases over the years, including having been played by guitarist Al Di Leola and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on an album dedicated entirely to the music of Piazza.

The Antonio part of the song’s name, meaning anonymous, is the result of its unknown composer, though many have been suggested. It is commonly played on the bagpipes and was written in the 1890s, but has become one of the most famous Spanish songs for guitar.

7 The song was written and performed by Anglo Escobar in 1962, a Spanish actor and singer of Andalusian Copley music, as well as Rumba, Bolero, and Tango. 8 One of Mexico’s most popular songs, Became Much was written by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velazquez in 1940.

Andalusian guitarist and singer Javier Rival, known for his personal flamenco fusion, wrote the title song for Intemperate (Out in the Open), directed by Benito Zambrano, which is nominated for best picture. Swedish pop star Zara Larson sings “Invisible,” from the Netflix animated feature Klaus, directed by Sergio Pablo's.

Tony M. Mir composed “All en la Arena” in the Spanish Copley style, with marching fanfare and castanet clicking. The soundtrack to the animated film Bunuel en El Labyrinth de las Tortuga's, about the legendary director Luis Bunuel, features a 23-musician chamber orchestra and a full choir from London’s Royal Academy of Music, directed by the music’s composer, Arturo Cartels.

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Multiple Oscar-nominee (The Constant Gardener, The Kite Runner, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and habitual Almodóvar collaborator Alberto Silesia wrote the score for the 2020 Goya's’ most-nominated film. Alejandro Amenable, the director of Spanish Civil War drama Mantras Due la Guerra, composed the film’s nominated score.

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