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E - flamenco glossary

compilation: © Flamenco.ru
translation: Ana Ruiz
updated: 01.06.2010

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ECO: Ensemble of sounds with evident flamenco characteristics that can be attributed to a determined voice.

EDAD DE ORO: The Golden Age. Referring to, in flamenco literature, the time between 1870 and 1920, for being considered as most important as far as the structuring of styles and flourishing of fine interpreters. It coincided with the time of los cafés cantantes.

ENTONAR: In flamenco song, to adjusted the singing to fit the tone; to refine the voice.

ENTRADA: Referring to the dance, a set of first steps that the interpreter performs on the stage; as a general rule, they are steps of punteados; first a step and then a few mudanzas.

ESTILISTA: A singer that is distinguished by a polished and precise style, or for originality in a certain style.

ESTILO: Name given to a class or type of flamenco song, to a certain step in flamenco dance and to the personal character that lends to certain songs to a regional singer or individually, an interpreter, by virtue of intonation, rhythm or faculties.

ESTILOS BÁSICOS: Term in flamenco literature that is applied to distinguish the most oldest songs and fundamentally, such as romances, tonás, siguiriyas, soleares and tangos.

ETAPA DE REVALORIZACIÓN: In flamenco literature, it refers to the time which began in the fifties, with the creation of the Cátedra de Flamencología y Estudios Folklóricos Andaluces of Jerez de la Frontera, the Concursos Nacionales de Arte Flamenco of Córdoba and publication of literary works and discographies, that confers special attention to the investigation, exaltation, diffusion and interpretation of the basic flamenco styles, following a few years of perplexity.

ETAPA HERMÉTICA: In flamenco literature, it refers to the time previous to the last third of the XVII century, when is assumed that some possible unknown flamenco forms existed. A time more primitive than song, called so because its defenders considered that it exclusively developed in the privacy of the homes of the gypsies and that when outside of that ambiance, would lose its character.

ETAPA PRIMITIVA: In flamenco literature, it refers to the time between the last third of the XVIII Century and the first half of the XIX Century, it was during this time that flamenco styles began to be structured, defined and spread.

ETAPAS HISTÓRICAS DEL FLAMENCO: See ETAPA HERMÉTICA, ETAPA PRIMITIVA, EDAD DE ORO, ÓPERA FLAMENCA and ETAPA DE REVALORIZACIÓN.