Post by acousticwarrior on Mar 30, 2017 20:48:36 GMT 1
I'm really surprised no one has mentioned this. Robert said this was inspired by a Portuguese wine called "The Tears Of Christ."
""It's a very cheap Portuguese wine, it's a very heavy drink that all the workers drink...it's about 12p a bottle. I was given a bottle of it and I drank it, and I noticed the label, which is the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus under one arm and a bottle in the other hand. It was completely brilliant...this is drunk by hundreds of thousands of people and it's a pretty visionary drink, really! "I was convinced I was Portuguese, I just sank into this reverie of being a Portuguese flamenco guitarist..."
Yeah, it's a misnomer since flamenco is Spanish, but I'm sure there are equivalent forms of music in Portugal. And Paco De Lucia was of Portuguese heritage.
No, not really, there aren't equivalent forms of music in Portugal. Flamenco and Portugal has nothing in common. Just geographic proximity. Fado is often related to Flamenco, but they are very different.
Regarding Paco de Lucía, he was more Spanish than Spain itself, I can tell you, despite her mother, Lucía Gomes Gonçalves «La Portuguesa». But he was born and raised in Algeciras, Cádiz, a place with the deepest Flamenco tradition, surrounded by Flamenco singers and guitarrists.