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Israël Galvan / Fla.co.men

by
Luc Riolon

2016 / 80 minutes / Production : 24 images / Broadcasting : Arte Concert


It is often said that Israel Galván plays freely with the distinctive elements of flamenco. Too often people talked at the same time about deconstruction and constructivism. And there is some of that not only in Israel Galván but also in flamenco. Almost miraculously, a group of artists close to the margins of society knew how to join forgotten scores to Cuban rhythms, old melodies to melismas and jipíos, they merged African drums into different polytones, as it is called nowadays. Here you have one more sample. The order of syllables may have been changed, but it is still flamenco.