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La Salvaora

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:17 pm
by Jusquin
Hi, everyone!

I've listened to "La Salvaora" from Canut's second solo album many times wondering, because of the lyrics (a child, now 17, born of her parents' forbidden love), if there was a true story behind it. Apparently the song, probably learned from his father, was written by a trio of composers, Antonio Quintero, Rafael de Léon and Manuel Quiroga, and made famous in the 1940s by actor/singers Manolo Caracol and Lola Flores. Caracol was twice Flores' age and married, but he and Flores were believed to be in a relationship that was personal as well as professional.

Quintero, Léon and Quiroga are also the composers of "A Tu Vera" -- which was sung by Lola Flores. ("A tu vera" translates as "at your side" and the gist of the song is "I will be at your side until I die.")

Of course, "La Salvaora" has a very strong Arabic flavor, similar to "Viento del Arena" and "Majiwi," and while researching it, I found this fascinating article discussing that style of music, which apparently is called zambra mora: http://zambra-mora.angelfire.com/ It talks about the connection between the Moriscos and the Gypsies and the intermingling of their music.

Anyway, I thought all this was interesting, and I thought I'd share it.

Jusquin

Re: La Salvaora

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:15 pm
by musicfan
Love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Re: La Salvaora

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:25 pm
by Amanda
Thanks, Jusquin! This looks fascinating. I will read it all later.

Amanda :geek:

Re: La Salvaora

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:19 pm
by musicfan
I do love this style of music. The song "La Camarga" also fits into this category. I have a music from a number of artists she mentioned but I never knew this music syle was associated with dance.(Ojos de Brujo has an ineresting sound and they are on Spotify.)

Take a look at the FAQ link on the main page. There is a section "WHAT OTHER MUSIC DO YOU RECOMMEND AFTER I HAVE ALL THE GK CDS? ?". I have been trying to xref this with Spotify to listen to some of it.

Re: La Salvaora

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:54 pm
by musicfan

Re: La Salvaora

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:40 pm
by Jusquin
Thank you for posting that video here, musicfan; I hadn't heard that song in a while and I really enjoyed it.