There is not much I can tell you about this one except that I
got a bit distracted by a stray cat outside. Other than that, all I can really say is that it's
just a standard Farruca rhythm with traditional falsetas that I would typically play for a
dance class or short performance. There is nothing really original in it.
(Song and dance form) A dramatic male dance in 4/4 time. Originally a song from the northern
region of Galicia. Andalucian gypsies adopted it and changed it to suit their own tastes. The
Farruca is usually played in the key of A minor. Although the rhythm is strong and strictly
defined, some passages begin slowly and gradually build up speed, especially in the final
stages. Although this form is considered a man's dance, women have also performed it to great
effect (dressed in a man's costume of course). It seems a little strange to me that a dance
sometimes referred to as La Farruca, a very feminine sounding name, should have such a male
aura about it. One would think that the masculine name 'El Farruco' would be more appropriate
(and logical), but who am I to argue with tradition.