Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
The Young Flamencos
Paco de Lucía

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Contemporary Flamenco music has changed little from the historical flamenco style originating with probable Andalusian roots. In the recording industry, most flamenco music is guitar instrumental pieces. The most critically and popularly acclaimed flamenco guitarist of the 1990s is Carlos Montoya. His recorded works are among the most celebrated guitar pieces to date. The fascinating thing about flamenco recordings is that each piece can sound different each time a master performs it. There are countless recognizable phrases and themes, but the music is rarely (if ever) played the same way twice, and many flamenco musicians do not write or read music. Flamenco has a definitive rhythm in its vocal, dance, and instrumental forms. Guitar, clapping, and castanets often accompany a singer and/or dancer. Melodically, flamenco is both diatonic and modal in character.

Contemporary Flamenco Artists Highlights

Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Paco de Lucía
Paco de Lucía
Ottmar Liebert
Ottmar Liebert
Alejandro Sanz
Alejandro Sanz
Tomatito
Tomatito
Armik
Armik

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Contemporary Flamenco Album Highlights

Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
The Young Flamencos
Various Artists
The Young Flamencos
Sirope
Alejandro Sanz
Sirope
Flamenco: A Windham Hill Guitar Collection
Various Artists
Flamenco: A Windham Hill ...
Flamenco A Go-Go
Steve Stevens
Flamenco A Go-Go
Mosaique
Gipsy Kings
Mosaique

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Contemporary Flamenco Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Hotel California Gipsy Kings
Patio Custodio (Bulería) Paco de Lucía
Un Amor Gipsy Kings
Petite Noya Gipsy Kings
Bem, Bem, Maria Gipsy Kings
Entre Dos Aguas Paco de Lucía
Azzura Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía / John McLaughlin
Quiero Saber Gipsy Kings
Orient Blue Paco de Lucía
Bem, Bem, Maria Gipsy Kings

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