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She’s probably not related to Xavi, gorkabear [ Monday, 28 Jul 08 | 20:10 ]
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[My Location |El Masnou (Barcelona) España]
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[My Music |Mira lo que te has perdío]

Diana Navarro is a malagueña (woman from Málaga) singer. She sings flamenco, copla moderna, ópera, new age, folclore, etc. She is probably most famous for her traditional style of singing. The following video clip is the song Mira lo que te has perdío (Look at what you have lost) from her CD 24 Rosas. Watch her fancy fan work and formal dress and you can feel transported back to another era. Note the use of the acoustic accompaniment, also representative of this genre.

I found another clip of the same song. She did an impromptu performance as a guest artist on the reality-show talent contest Operación Triunfo (think The One: Making a Music Star). This time she is a cappella and the sound is direct so you can better judge her voice.


[User Picture]From: beardoc
Tuesday, 29 Jul 08 | 00:47 (UTC)
She's fantastic.
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[User Picture]From: gorkabear
Tuesday, 29 Jul 08 | 07:44 (UTC)
Nope. Navarro is a surname that although it seems it should come from Navarre, it actually comes from the SE of Spain, the former kingdom of Murcia, where Navarrese military and clergy orders populated these lands, on behalf of the King of Castilla (and because the original conquerer, the King Jaume I of Aragon didn't have enough people for the colonisation).

I hate spanish folk music. I had to grow listening to it from my neighbours' radios. I can accept she's good, but it's like listening to balalaika on a permanent basis to me
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Tuesday, 29 Jul 08 | 12:45 (UTC)

Jaume I

Doesn't he have a Metro stop on L4?

I usually don't listen to traditional Spanish music either. But I'd like my readers to know that it still exists and we are not 100% pop, rock, and rap here.

Chuck, surfing while washing clothes
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[User Picture]From: gorkabear
Wednesday, 30 Jul 08 | 05:58 (UTC)

Re: Jaume I

The metro stop comes from the name of the square there.

You also forgot that there's lot of latin music. Another screetch for my ears
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