Maestro Évora (soleá). Composed & performed by Daniel Casares.
The style of soleá — from soledad, which means loneliness — dates back to the early part of the mid-1800s when flamenco was officially (i.e., in print) recognized as a genre in Spain. Like most flamenco styles, the soleá was heavily influenced by Spanish folk as well as classical music and dance (including a heavy influence from the Gipsies dating back to 1425). The soleá was originally a style for voice, guitar, and dance. Here Daniel Casares plays an instrumental composition of the style.