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ALMAS DEL FUEGO: Russian virtuoso flamenco, conquered the King of Spain

March 22 2006

March 18 at the Central House of Artists, Moscow team ALMAS DEL FUEGO ("Soul of Fire") presented to the public a unique show. Fans of the old Spanish musical style unanimously recognized the team the most striking and memorable of its kind.

After the concert, the Internet forums devoted to flamenco were filled with rave reviews: "Victoria best of all, I'm in love with her vocals," "Victor's unique vocal abilities!".

We are talking about Victoria Riabinina - soloist ALMAS DEL FUEGO. She unity nnoy in Russia managed to master the formidable virtuoso singing style of flamenco, which the Spaniards called cante hondo. The basis of the group's repertoire is modern and the ancient Spanish song, which tells of the tragedies of human life: separation, death, war, etc.

As part of ALMAS DEL FUEGO not only a great singer - it contains some rare musicians. Guitarist Paul Batalin - one of the oldest and most experienced flamenco singers in Russia, a disciple of the famous Spanish musicians. Flutist Larisa Petrova - the only Russian musicians, who perform flamenco flute.

An integral part of flamenco is a dance that requires special technical training. During the dance, feet marks the rhythmic pattern called zapateado. This art parties ALMAS DEL FUEGO several years studying in Spain.

Flamenco originated in the mid 15 th century in the southernmost province of Spain, Andalusia. It is a dance that combines surge temperament, confidence and sensuality, in conjunction with restrained internal expression.

Constitute the basis of style, cultural and religious traditions of many peoples: Greek rattle, Haji Arab, Gregorian chants, Castilian ballads, Jewish laments, African melodies and intonations of the Indian gypsy.

Not so long ago ALMAS DEL FUEGO was honored to speak before the King of Spain Juan Carlos I, which is so imbued with creative team that after the performance a standing ovation!

April 9 at the Russian audience once again an opportunity to see the show conquered the King of Spain.

Maria Pavlikova

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