Flamenco is an art of oral transmission that, for a long time, has been preserved, fundamentally, in the bosom of the great gypsy dynasties of lower Andulusia, passed
on from generation to generation in the family and in the local neighborhoods. In its lyrics are the traces of rebellion, born out of persecution and marginalization.
During the last years of the Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy various artists adopted a sociopolitical stance. The professionals of this emotional art today enjoy more public
acclaim than ever but they have lost many things along the way. The story of this evolution is told here by its very own protagonists: Antonio Mairena, Farruco, Enrique Morente, Paco de Lucía...the unassailable figures of this art, some of whom are also important gypsy patriarchs. Their testimonies have been gathered by the author who, with a journalistic rhythm and rigor and striking a tragicomedic tone, transports us from the sadness of the ‘seguiriya’ to the all-enveloping joyous beats of Cádiz.
France (Les Fondeurs de Briques)