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One of the most powerful recordings in the modern history of flamenco is Camarón’s La leyenda del tiempo which was released on Philips Polygram in 1979.

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A number of the ten tracks were based on the traditional Spansh folksongs collected by Federico García Lorca, but the interpretation of these pieces was far from traditional. In fact, they were so far from traditional that this recording established a new direction for flamenco, which became known as Nuevo Flamenco.

1. La Leyenda del Tiempo (Federico García Lorca/Ricardo Pachón);

2. Romance del Amargo (García Lorca/Ricardo Pachón) – bulerías por soleá;

3. Homenaje a Federico (Federico García Lorca/Ricardo Pachón/Kiko Veneno) – bulerías;

4. Mi Niña se Fue a la Mar (García Lorca/Pachón/Kiko Veneno) – cantiñas de Pinini;

5. La Tarara (Trad. Arr. Ricardo Pachón) – canción;

6. Volando Voy (Kiko Veneno) – rumba;

7. Bahia de Cádiz (Ricardo Pachón/Fernando Villalón) – alegrías de baile;

8. Viejo Mundo (Omar Khayyám/Veneno) – bulerías;

9. Tangos de la Sultana (Antonio Casas/Ricardo Pachón/Francisco Velázquez) – tangos;

10. Nana del Caballo Grande (García Lorca/Ricardo Pachón) – nana, (a lullaby) – with the Indian sitar played by Gualberto. 

 And now for a short bit of documentary background featuring many of the artists who worked on the recording:

© 2010 Thérèse Wassily Saba

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