They kicked out the Arabs awhile back.
But having once heard it, who can forget the muezzin’s call?
you call the most elemental style of flamenco palo seco — dry stick to the literalists, with implications of outright, ‘on its own’, the thing-in-itself stripped of usual accompaniment. Ornate simplicity: an unaccompanied solo voice. Or voice alongside a hammer & anvil marking time:
not everybody wants el palo seco, not everybody wants their bread with neither water nor ham.
Flamenco legend Camarón from his classic album, Como El Agua
in the foto above he appears with Tomatito,
father to relative of former teen sensation Las Ketchup, and a brilliant flamenco guitarist.
Tomatito’s performance with Sheikh Ahmad Al Tuni in the opening scenes of Tony Gatlif’s Vengo is, simply, breathtaking. Even under youtube FLV compression!: