An essential book on flamenco with 28 interviews, three dictionaries by the author and 100 photographs and a CD with 20 tracks spanning a century of flamenco vocals and guitar.
Interviews with Chano Lobato, La Paquera de Jerez, José Menese, Carmen Linares, Pilar López, Antonio Gades, Mario Maya, Sara Baras, Paco de Lucía, Tomatito, Miquel Barceló, Javier Limón and sixteen more artists.
Photos of René Robert, Paco Manzano, João Pina, Jerónimo Navarrete, Pepe Lamarca and Colita, among others.
How do flamencos perceive their time, their art, the world that surrounds them? Where does their charm - their insecurities - that capacity to fascinate the audience in an instant come from? Why were Cervantes, Falla, Lorca, Picasso and Barceló passionate about them? Do they feel understood and valued? The artists speak in this book and tell their story from the inside.
In the first part, vocalists, dancers and guitar players tell, in monologues and dialogues, their portraits and self-portraits. The second part sketches a chronology from pre-flamenco, to flamenco to anti-flamenco from Tartessos to Camarón.
Humour and flamenco, successes and exiles, unforgettable tales and characters: this book will bring flamenco to all readers.