We’re getting word that Paco de Lucia has died at age 66. Here’s a profile on the Spanish guitarist from 2004 by Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras.
Pace de Lucia always had a fierce allegiance to tradition and strong appreciation for contemporary genres, but, as he told Contreras, “I’ve always been careful that [my music] doesn’t lose the essence and the roots and the tradition that is flamenco.”
trigger warning for slurs (referring to the Romani as “g*psies”).
Which is really disappointing considering this is the official tumblr for NPR music. They should have included a warning or edited more judiciously.
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."