Various Artists

Gypsy Flamenco from Andalucia

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Cante Gitano - Gypsy Flamenco from Andalusia is a digital recording of an authentic late-night Gypsy flamenco session, featuring singers José de la Tomasa, Maria la Burra, and Maria Solea. This is the real thing, the heart and soul of flamenco laid bare on eight intoxicating selections. The first seven pieces feature the individual singers, including two by the mighty Maria Solea, perhaps the best of the bunch. The last piece, a collection of bulerias with all singers contributing, is a 22-minute epic of rarely heard intensity that caps off this lively maximum-length disc. Thrilling guitar accompaniment throughout is provided by brothers Paco del Gastor and Juan del Gastor.

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