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LaVaquera

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I am so glad I found this forum! I have plinked around on guitar for many years and never had time to be serious about it. I have only recently gotten serous with trying to improve my skills. After working very hard to finish my studies and get a business started, I am ready to take a deep breath. I realize how much I need the guitar to de-stress myself, and to let off steam by singing. I can sing well and that is what led to my learning guitar. Are there any other members located in the USA, or does anyone know of resources in the SE USA?

By the way, I have horses, so my screen name is accurate!
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Don Dionisio

 

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RE: New member in SouthEast USA (in reply to LaVaquera

Welcome to the forum, La Vaquera. We have a small community here in NC.
Where are you?
I hope you enjoy the foro.
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Escribano

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RE: New member in SouthEast USA (in reply to LaVaquera

Welcome and make yourself at home.

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LaVaquera

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RE: New member in SouthEast USA (in reply to LaVaquera

To Don Dionisio:

Thanks. I am in Alabama.

When you say "small community" do you mean other guitar players with the Flamenco style? Do you have percussionists, dancers and singers?

I found one person close by who plays flamenco. I also have several Mexican musician friends who play Latin music, but not with Flamenco style.

Are there any Flamenco, Gitano or Gypsy music festivals that you know of?

Thanks,

Diane, aka La Vaquera
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LaVaquera

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RE: New member in SouthEast USA (in reply to Escribano

Escribano,

Thanks for the welcome. Where in England are you, and do you go to the fairs where the gypsy musicians meet? I am intrigued with Appleby horse fair. The video on this link reminds me of the many times as a child I would take my white gelding Pasha in the river for a bath. Although horse stories are not directly about music, I find it all to be connected with Flamenco and the gipsy culture. http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/jun/10/appleby-horse-fair-westmoreland also see http://applebyfair.org/ There are no shortages of music samples on YouTube for Appleby.

It starts June 6 this year.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 3 2013 1:54:32
 
Escribano

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RE: New member in SouthEast USA (in reply to LaVaquera

quote:

Where in England are you, and do you go to the fairs where the gypsy musicians meet? I am intrigued with Appleby horse fair.


I am in Bath, Somerset. Some 250 miles from Appleby and I don't come across, nor really like travellers/folk music, I am afraid. Horses are very important in Andalucian culture, for fiestas and ferias and one of the main origins of your cowboy hats, belts and boots and probably some of the tack - mixed with the English styles. But I am no expert

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krichards

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RE: New member in SouthEast USA (in reply to LaVaquera

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Appleby horse fair


Appleby Horse fair and flamenco? That's a tenuous connection surely?

Are the 'gypsies' who attend Appleby Horse Fair in any way connected with the Gitanos of Andalucía? I'm not so sure?

I know this is a very complicated subject, and I'm aware I know very little about it, so maybe someone could enlighten us?

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LaVaquera

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I like anything that makes noise with some thought going into it and some form of timing.... even welding rods on a metal handrail! The point is the joy in making noise that releases our emotions. The connection to Appleby-Flamenco is that I notice is horses seem to be connected to gipsies of any kind.
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Erik van Goch

 

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RE: New member in SouthEast USA (in reply to LaVaquera

Welcome to the foro and greetings from Holland.
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