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BOOK: Flamencos de Gañanía (Ediciones Giralda, 2007). By Estela Zatania.
Hardcover. 200 pages with 35 pages of black and white images. In Spanish. 24€ ($33 USD)
INTEREST AREAS: Flamenco, ethnomusicology, sociology, Spanish history.

An insider’s look at a formerly undocumented era of recent flamenco history which the author presents as an important stopover on the way to today’s globalized theatrical flamenco.

Estela Zatania, native New Yorker who moved to Spain in 1970, has spent a lifetime not only writing about flamenco, but performing it as well. Tourists who yearn to see “the real thing” instead of what is offered in dives that dot the Spanish coastline, will enjoy this privileged look into the most authentic of all flamenco settings from a time and ambience when the art was practiced, not for the marketplace, but as family tradition, during Spain’s terrible postwar period.

The book contains 16 first-hand accounts by key individuals, survivors of an era that ended only 40 years ago, but which has never before been written about. There is also historical data, a study of the oral transmission of flamenco, verses and an extensive listing of the most relevant farm-haciendas where this activity took place, among other supplementary information.


“Flamencos de Gañanía…written out of love for flamenco and the people who practice it…a beautiful work that tries, and succeeds in keeping the even-handed perspective of the investigator”.
José Manuel Gamboa, specialist in flamenco, speaker and producer.

“The author draws a clear landscape…a laborious investigation and a highly recommended work for flamenco experts and fans alike”
José María Castaño, specialized journalist, speaker, writer, Ondajerez Radio.

“Estela Zatania brings us the other reality of flamenco that existed between Jerez, Lebrija and Utrera…a study worthy of a doctor in anthropology”.
Rubén Gutiérrez Mate. Editor-in-chief, La Flamenca magazine.

“…a book that must not be missing from our bookshelves if we wish to fine-tune our knowledge of flamenco and discard the many falsehoods that have been promoted throughout history…an engaging work that is instructive, coherent and serious”.
José Ramón Zapata, journalist, speaker and specialized critic.
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Hey, will there be an English version for us "slow readin foreignors"??
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I second that emotion!
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