Carmen Amaya (2 November 1913 or 1918 – 19 November 1963) was a Spanish Romani flamenco dancer and singer, born in the Somorrostro district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
She has been called "the greatest Spanish Romani dancer of her generation" and "the most extraordinary personality of all time in flamenco dance." She was the first female flamenco dancer to master footwork previously reserved for the best male dancers, due to its speed and intensity. She sometimes danced in high-waisted trousers as a symbol of her strong character.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 2nd, 1918 (Somorrostro Beach), Died November 19th, 1963 (Begur)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, performer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||69274||10-in.||6/1/1941||Tondero||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69275||10-in.||6/1/1941||A los pies del gran poder||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69278||10-in.||6/1/1941||La Tana (Fiesta en el sacro mo .. )||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69279||6/1/1941||Fiesta Jerezana||Carmen Amaya||vocalist|
|Decca||69294||10-in.||6/4/1941||Corazon de acero||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69295||10-in.||6/4/1941||Vete con los tuyos||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69296||10-in.||6/4/1941||Canasteros de Triana||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69297||10-in.||6/4/1941||San Miguel de los Reyes||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69298||10-in.||6/4/1941||Adelfa||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69299||10-in.||6/4/1941||Fandangos||Carmen Amaya||vocalist, performer|
|Decca||69327||10-in.||6/6/1941||Noches Huervanas Pesqueras||Carmen Amaya||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Amaya, Carmen," accessed September 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108056.
Amaya, Carmen. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108056.
"Amaya, Carmen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 September 2021.
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