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SOJOURNS


Sojourns

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SOJOURNS


Sojourns

 

A TRAVELOGUE

Articles and writ on CULTURAL journeys and MUSICOLOGICAL research expeditions

 

from flamenco puro ringing through albayzin from the cuebas of SACROMONTE IN andalusia to the troubadours of the occitanian forests sublimating desire into purest love. to the fissure of the orient with the mediterranean dance of rembetika and smyrneika, Istanbul and tÜrkU. the MAJESTIC ragas of india and the masters of carnatic music AND THE ENCHANTING MAQAM OF ARABIA to the castles of bavaria and the visionary of Bayreuth. The winterreise - an epic winter's journey and the German lied. and so much more.

 

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Fin'amor - Footsteps of the Troubadours


TTHE TROUABDOURS of OCCITANIA

Fin'amor - Footsteps of the Troubadours


TTHE TROUABDOURS of OCCITANIA

Fin'Amors

The Path of the Troubadours

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The begininng

I - The Proscenium Arch -

For the neophyte

Troubadour - The name conjures up a plethora of ideas - mostly malformed and untrue.

The troubadours were composers and performers of both music and poetry of the medieval period in an area of western Europe once called Occitania now known as Southern France.

For those new to the Troubadours finding a point of entry is simply daunting and one feels lead into a scholarly labyrinth without sense or resolve. This article shall attempt to unfold the way for neophytes and scholars alike. 

 

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In Search of Duende


IN SEARCH OF DUENDE

ANDALUSIA

 

In Search of Duende


IN SEARCH OF DUENDE

ANDALUSIA

 

IN Search of Duende

FLAMENCO PURO

Duende! The deepest inspiration brought upon the performer by some spirit of the supernatural whether unholy or holy, whether we believe in such mystical imaginings, it is what almost all yearn for in the spectacle of music and art. 

Shamanstvo, The Muse, inspiration under whatever name, is the raw power felt by all. In the world of Flamenco it is known as "Duende"  

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