Carmen Amaya

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Amaya, Carmen," accessed June 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108056.

Amaya, Carmen. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108056.

"Amaya, Carmen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108056

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