19 oct. 2011

Ida y vuelta

I've been a bit under the weather of late but when I come back, like today, I am ready to kick ass again, sharing my brilliance with the world, or the small segment of the world that reads this blog.

My current plan for my next graduate seminar is "Canciones de ida y vuelta: entre el son y el flamenco."

The concept of "ida y vueta" or "round trip," refers at the first level to styles of flamenco with strong Latin American influences, like the "rumba catalana." The course, though, will take into account any kind of "double cross-overs."

I. From Flamenco-influenced poetry to poetry-influenced flamenco.

2. From Spain to Latin America and back, the "cantes de ida y vuelta."

3. From son and rumba to jazz and soul and back again. Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Ray Barretto.

4. Jazz and flamenco fusions...


More of a culture course than a literary one... I am redeveloping my handdrumming skills and hope to have them up to a decent level by the time I get to teach this course. I am ok on congas and getting some cajón and bongo chops as well. I know some cáscara and campana rhythms pretty well too.

3 comentarios:

Clarissa dijo...

I have to say I've really missed your posts, so I;m glad you are back to blogging!

Jonathan dijo...

Thanks. Feeling a bit better now and will write even better posts than I ever did before, though not 30 a day like you manage.

Clarissa dijo...

I only do 10 a day, at most. :-)

I don't talk much to real people, hence the prolific writing on the blog. :-)

Your blog is very important to me (and I'm sure to many other people), so we need you to keep blogging! :-)