Paco Peña and his troupe of singers, dancers, and musicians exude a powerful magnetism that gleams with vitality and underlines the contemporary nature of this archetypal Spanish art form. From Peña's quiet but fierce leadership at the guitar, to the regal, smoldering dancing of Angel Muñoz, the depth and range of artistry on display is truly astounding in A Compàs! (Into the Rhythm).
Flamenco is not written down, but passed on from generation to generation, so it continues to allow for new ideas to come into it. It holds an intense appeal that is timeless and not easy to identify. Both the tragic cry of the "seguiriya" in the lone voice of the flamenco singer and the explosion of happiness of the "bulería" rhythm find mysterious paths into people's sensitivities all over the world; as do the sensuality and passion of the dance and the unique texture of the flamenco guitar sound.
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