What is the Flamenco Granadinas?
Granadinas, or Granaína is a variant of the Granada fandangos. Granaína is relatively slow, with a freeing rhythm (toque libre) and rich embellishments that convey both a dreamlike and flowing quality.
The Granaína is unique in that it’s in Phrygian mode based on the B note. If you’re lucky enough to have visited Granada, try to imagine the natural landscape of the Sierra Nevada mountains while playing the mysterious, interpretive Granaína form.
Granadina/Granaína Examples and Links
Here are some of my favorite exemplary Granaína performances: