Duende A Journey into the Heart of Flamenco

ISBN-10: 0767911679
ISBN-13: 9780767911672
Authors: Jason Webster
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The music started: two guitarists beating out moreAlboreás.The women took turns to dance in a frenzy, each trying to outdo the other. “Deep Song always sings in the night,” Lorca had written. It was the credo of the flamenco: a rejection of the mundane, the ordinary, the life of the everyday man, embracing, rather, an extreme world – extreme passions, extreme feelings, the extremes of life and death. And it was a way of life I wanted to believe in – its excitement, its danger, the affirmation it gave you that you were different, and alive. Destined for a sedate and predictable life in academia, Jason Webster was derailed in his early twenties when his first love, an aloof Florentine…    

Author bio:

Jason Webster was born in San Francisco in 1970 and grew up in England and Germany. After studying Arabic at Oxford and living for several years in Italy and Egypt, he went to Spain to learn to play the flamenco guitar. He currently lives in Valencia with his Spanish wife. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Duende.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Crown/Archetype Number of pages: 336 Dimensions: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.264 lbs. Language: English