Raymond Boni performs on guitar and harmonica, using a fascinating set of approaches, for poems from Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, chosen from Lorca's "Romancero Gitano" (Gypsy Ballads), and read with substantial depth by actress Violeta Ferrer.
Label: Fou Records
Catalog ID: FR - CD 02
Squidco Product Code: 23397
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at studio Pyjama, in La Garenne-Colombes, France, on June 8th, 9th and 10th, 2011, by Jean-Marc Foussat.
Federico Garcia Lorca-text
Raymond Boni-guitar, harmonica
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1. La Guitarra 1:12
2. Malaguena 0:35
3. Cafe Cantante 0:46
4. Danza 0:43
5. Balcon 0:25
6. El Silencio 0:34
7. La Casada Infiel 2:08
8. Es Verdad 0:46
9. Despedida 1:08
10. Romance De La Luna Luna 2:10
11. Reyerta 1:57
12. Cancion Del Jinete (A) 1:03
13. Cancion Del Jinete (B) 1:12
14. Romance De La Pena Negra 2:08
15. Romance Sonambulo 4:49
16. San Gabriel 3:11
17. Prendimiento De Antonito El Camborio En El Camino De Sevilla 2:44
18. La Muerte De Antonito El Camborio 2:23
19. Romance De La Guardia Civil Espanola 5:06
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"Federico García Lorca: Poet, playwright. Born on June 5, 1898, in Fuente Vaqueros, Spain. Considered one of Spain's greatest poets and dramatists, Lorca went to Madrid in 1919 where he entered the Residencia de Estudiantes, or residence of scholars. While at the residence, he met and befriended artist Salvador Dali around 1921. Dali would later design the scenery for the Barcelona production of Lorca's play Mariana Pineda (1927).
Lorca's two most successful poetry collections were Canciones (Songs), published in 1927, and Romancero gitano (the Gypsy Ballads), published in 1928. Romancero gitano was especially daring for the time with its exploration of sexual themes and made Lorca a celebrity in the literary world. In the 1930s, Lorca spent much of his time working on plays, including a folk drama trilogy Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) in 1933, Yerma in 1934, and La Casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba) in 1936.
The Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936 and Lorca found himself caught in the middle of the conflict. He was shot without trial by supporters of General Francisco Franco on August 19 or 20, 1936, in Granada."-Biography.com
"Romancero Gitano (translated as Gypsy Ballads) is a poetry collection by Spanish writer Federico García Lorca, published in 1928. It is his best known book of poetry. It is composed of eighteen romances with subjects like the night, death, the sky, and the moon. All of the poems deal with the Romani people and their culture.
The work reflects the pains of a people who live on the margins of society and who feel persecuted by the representatives of authority and for their struggle against that authority. However, Garcia Lorca himself points out that his interest is focused not on describing a specific situation, but on the clash that occurs again and again between the forces encountered: in a poem that describes the struggle between the Civil Guard and the gypsies, he calls these sides "Roman" and "Carthaginian" to imply the permanence of the conflict."-Wikipedia
Ferrer, Violeta / Raymond Boni
Poemas De Federico Garcia Lorca Y Poemas Populares Espanoles