Flamenco’s Femme Fatale Legend, Petenera, Comes to Life in DVD

Music Film Factor has released Petenera, a Flamenco Drama in Music and Dance, that brings to life Petenera, the seductive femme-fatale that has appeared in flamenco lore for over 500 years.
 Unlike other flamenco productions, which are made in Spain, this drama features US-based performers, such as Elena Marlowe, along with Spanish artists such as dancer José Galván. The palos (various Flamenco genres) used are some of the most traditional, a serrana, siguiriyas, tientos, and the always popular bulerías.The DVD comes with four bonus tracks, which include  Manuel Parejo’s Granaínas guitar solo, Robin Brown’s Petenera guitar/vocals solo from the music documentary feature film My Father, his Flamenco and I and left in its director’s cut version, and the unique archive recording of José Galván’s Martinete – Siguiriya that he performed in 2001 at Sonoma’s Sebastiani Theatre. The fourth bonus is an interview with Elena Marlowe and Robin Brown, the creators of the show.

The DVD is available from www.musicfilmfactor.com in both NTSC (US) and PAL (Europe) formats. 

Photos extracted from DVD, courtesy of Music Film Factor.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.