“Sasha Lisnichuk has spent the past fifteen years
creating a sound that
is truly distinct. His formative years, spent in Kiev,
Ukraine, were given to establishing a firm technical
proficiency on the classical guitar in a formal musical
environment, as well as in the folk traditions of
Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Gypsy music. He
continued to cultivate his musical ear after moving to
the United States by changing to the seven-string
guitar and studying newer musical traditions from
Brazilian Choro to American Jazz. The disparities
between all of these very discrete folk music
traditions blend seamlessly into his delicate musical
acuity and inspiring virtuosity.
In the second phase of the evolution of his music, Sasha
developed the commonalities of his Slavic musical
sensibility and the dynamic and range of percussion. A
richness and breadth was given to every song from the
taste of musicians steeped in the traditions of
percussion from around the world. On a foundation of
an extensive catalog of folk rhythms and sounds,
largely from Latin America, Sasha has built upon these
musical traditions with exceeding respect, augmenting
their contexts while also enhancing his own musical
Taken from Album notes on CD Baby.
I am a fan of Flamenco. Flamenco is the blues of the Spanish Oppressed. Flamenco came from somewhere via some people, but that is a heated debate that has no bearing on me and my world. I was commissioned to shoot a Flamenco recital, and this was one of the photos I took. I love their dresses and hair adornments. I love the feminine aspects and the riotous foot stomping. The passion! Oh! The Passion! The love of life, somehow enhanced by pain and turmoil! it’s the same reason I love the blues! How the scarred soul sings tears and manages to make us sing, dance and love again!!
I am, I am, such a fan. I plan to add more flamenco photos.
Check out the link to Jaleole.com at the side there.
I have been a fan of Flamenco ever since I became a fan of Flamenco. One Day one of the guitarists that played on the scene needed some shots. I got to chance to listen up close and personal and even learn a trick or two for my own bag. Felipe was a modest guy, young, but vastly skilled. You’ll see more about Flamenco in this blog as it is one of the genres of music I am all about. As for Felipe, I think he got some real good gig’s out of town and is now out of pocket. Probably somewhere making a killin’ off of his skills and buying big screen TV’s.