Flamenco Recommendations
October 31, 2012 10:04 PM   Subscribe

In need of some exquisite flamenco music - give me your recs.
posted by heyjude to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Paco de LucĂ­a
posted by Under the Sea at 10:06 PM on October 31, 2012 [3 favorites]

Gipsy Kings, album Roots
posted by cman at 11:31 PM on October 31, 2012

Enrique Morente
Paco de Lucia
Paco Pena

Those are some of the titans of more traditional flamenco, though Paco de Lucia and Tomatito have ventured into jazz territory. If you're interested in flamenco with rock/pop/hip hop touches, you might also try the following.

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Ojos de Brujo
Gipsy Kings

(Seconding some of the suggestions above.)
posted by epimorph at 12:39 AM on November 1, 2012

Most would swear by El Cigala. Leading this list of the best singer/songwriters here.
posted by Marauding Ennui at 2:16 AM on November 1, 2012

Jeez still only five answers? I was all ready to give you my answers backed up by youtube clips, but then I couldn't stop watching one after another. You could easily fall into this yourself by starting with wikipedia. I'll get back to you later, but right now I have to (not 'want to') finish watching more Camaron de la Isla clips.
posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 3:37 AM on November 1, 2012

Niña Pastori. There was also a three-disc set called DUENDE that came out oh about fifteen years ago that covered most of the people mentioned so far in this thread plus many more. Ketama is a group that's more contemporary (and is also somewhere in DUENDE).
posted by PsychoTherapist at 4:44 AM on November 1, 2012

I really like Strunz and Farah.
posted by mullicious at 7:07 AM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

I'd say Ana salazar is tasty. You can check the work of Pepe habichuela. To me, Sirocco is one of the highlights of Paco de Lucia' s output. Camaron. Pop tinge : Ketama, belonging to the habichuelas, able to play in a traditional way. Jorge Pardo, Chano Dominguez, Agustin Carbonell, Jorge Amador.
posted by nicolin at 3:03 PM on November 1, 2012

For flamenco with a hint of Middle Eastern try Strunz and Farah. On preview, what mullicious said.
posted by QuakerMel at 3:48 PM on November 3, 2012

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