When we talk about Compas in Flamenco we are talking more than just ritmo or rhythm. Compas in Flamenco is a combination of many elements such as meter/or count, the sentiment or feeling of the style of Flamenco rhythm one is marking (ie Bulerias, Tangos, Alegrías) and last not but not least Soniquete!
Soniquete- Musica celestial que nace en la tierra donde yo vivo. Es un compas inesplicable
~Luis de La Tota
Soniquete-is heavenly music born in the land that I live in. It is inexplicable rhythm.
the swing, the groove of the music,
it’s what makes the hair on the back of your neck and arms stand on end,
it’s the energy inside of the sound that causes you to get up from your chair and dance,
it’s what makes you want to cry for no reason
it’s a group of individuals sharing their talent without ego to make one unified seamless sound
it’s nami, la ola, a wave
it’s what makes a flamenco say ‘Ole’.- Estefanía
Flamenco Rhythm/Compas Classes Monday’s
Dance Classes Wednesdays 6:30p
Location: Escuela De Ritmo
4507 Alamosa St