Monday, January 21, 2008

Francisco Alegre y olé

I discovered this group when I was searching for Francisco Alegre, a copla (a kind of Spanish folk poetry-cum-music) that passes off as a pasodoble in many a wedding dance.

This version, however, by the Spanish group Alcazaba combines copla and reggae with so much artistic flare (especially the way the lead singer Javier Subires sang that part "Desde....") that I'm betting that even non-flamenco enthusiasts would appreciate the sad tale of love and life of this Andalusian bullfighter, Francisco Alegre.

Anyone who likes a translation to English?

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