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Farruca

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Farruca

 
 
 
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Farruca

Artist: Sal Bonavita.

Playing time: 1.39
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There is not much I can tell you about this one except that I got a bit distracted by a stray cat outside. Other than that, all I can really say is that it's just a standard Farruca rhythm with traditional falsetas that I would typically play for a dance class or short performance. There is nothing really original in it.

 

Farruca
(Song and dance form) A dramatic male dance in 4/4 time. Originally a song from the northern region of Galicia. Andalucian gypsies adopted it and changed it to suit their own tastes. The Farruca is usually played in the key of A minor. Although the rhythm is strong and strictly defined, some passages begin slowly and gradually build up speed, especially in the final stages. Although this form is considered a man's dance, women have also performed it to great effect (dressed in a man's costume of course). It seems a little strange to me that a dance sometimes referred to as La Farruca, a very feminine sounding name, should have such a male aura about it. One would think that the masculine name 'El Farruco' would be more appropriate (and logical), but who am I to argue with tradition.

 



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