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Franchiquito

 

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Flamenco baile exclamations' glossary 

I'd like to write here some of the exclamations and their meaning (if any),
made by the guitarist and the others during baile,
everyone is invited to partecipate !

here are some I've heard....
don't know if they are correct..please help!!!



toma y toma - don't know the meaning (probably 'take it and take it')

ole' -


a bailar! -

aza' - I don't know if that's correct but sometimes i hear it







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RE: Flamenco baile exclamations' glo... (in reply to Franchiquito

Here's my 2 cents
toma y toma (at least in the caribbean!) means "drink & drink" verbatim. However it depends in the context they use it, "toma y toma" means more like "there it goes" or "for you" or loosely translated of course.
Olé well, I read somewhere around here it's a deribative of "Allah" (moorish influence)
"A bailar" = to dance, but use more like a directive or an order
Aza = maybe it's an expresion of appproval...could be derived from "eso" (literally meaning "that") however, it depends on the context used. E.g. the guitarrist plays a mean "falseta", the singer may say "eso"(aza?).....olé etc

Very difficult to know exactly the context w/out actually listening! I better leave it to the "gitanos". Any suggestions or corrections appreciatted as usual. Hope that helps.
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 31 2007 21:00:13
 
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RE: Flamenco baile exclamations' glo... (in reply to ecgfc

I'm surprised no Spanish-speaking folk have replied to this?
Come on guys, fill us in here...

As far as I understand it..
Toma que Toma, or Toma y Toma is just like "take it away" (as in Blues)

"Ole" we all know..

"Aza" is actually "Arza" (the Andaluces swallow a lot of sounds.. ) ..
Sometimes there is the Spanish "Jota" sound in front of it...like "Jarza" ..but it comes out as "Jaza"...("Hassa" in English ...to my ear anyway.)

I have that on account from Melchor de Jeré (Note no final "z" as Melchor always described his location in Spain! )

I can't find it in my Spanish/English dictionary, but I'm sure it's something encouraging and positive, rather than "Your ars* looks big in that"..

I used to get confused with the recurring phrase in Flamenco..

"Por Farta" or "Sin Farta "

(Why is everyone farting all the time ??)

Until a Spanish friend pointed out that it's Andalucian for "Falta"

Also he told me the often heard word "Dibe" (or "Dive") is a Gitano word meaning a God, Spirit or Spiritual Being...but not "God" as in the Christian World...

I dunno....?

Interesting this stuff, let's have more contributions here please.

cheers,

Ron

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 31 2007 21:33:20
 
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RE: Flamenco baile exclamations' glo... (in reply to Franchiquito

very interesting,
i've never heard it:

"Por Farta" or "Sin Farta"

a song where i can find it?


Thanks guys verry good contributions!

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RE: Flamenco baile exclamations' glo... (in reply to Franchiquito

You can put them together.

Arza y toma.

Bien.

Viva!....(instert hometown of guitarist/singer/dancer)!!!

Anda!

Alli Alli...

Eso E(S)!,

Asi se toca,

Toca toma...tito, toma que tomatito! just kidding.
Toca bien!

Chiquillo, or QUILLO!!!

AZUCAR!!!

Agua!

oi oi oi .....(hot girl dancing good)

Que sabe! (nice falseta)

Vamo(s)!!

Vamo a ya!!!

Vamo a (town where song comes from)!

CAIIIIIII! or Por CAIIIIII (for alegrias stuff)

Fuego!!! (fast footwork)

Que calo(r)!

Mare JUANA!!! (or whatever the guy's mother's name is)
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RE: Flamenco baile exclamations' glo... (in reply to Franchiquito

Some others...

Oh Snap!!

Represent!

Go Shorty! or/and Its your Birthday! (only during silencio section)
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Florian

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RE: Flamenco baile exclamations' glo... (in reply to Guest

i also got some, i dont like words just sounds


HUIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!! meaning HUIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!

and

WHUAAaaaaaaaa !!! meaning WHUAAaaaaaaaa !!!


and AIIIIIIiii meaning AIIIIIIiii

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RE: Flamenco baile exclamations' glo... (in reply to Franchiquito

and
viva el Bronce!
Viva Paris!
Viva la torre Eiffel!

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