What is the Flamenco Guajiras?
The flamenco Guajiras is a toque based on a Cuban rural genre known as Punto Guajira Cubana. Guajiras is in a major mode, with a characteristic descending melodic phrase in the bass from F# to F to E. The Guajiras follows a 12 beat compás similar to the Solea, with accents on beats 3, 6, 8, 10, and 12:
Like the Buleria, the fast rhythmic cycle can give a hemiola effect, and is often notated in one measure of 6/8 followed by a measure of 3/4 time :
Flamenco Guajiras Examples and Links
Here are some of my favorite exemplary Guajiras: