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Alegrías is a flamenco palo or musical form, which has a rhythm consisting of 12 beats. It is similar to Soleares. Its beat emphasis is as follows: 1 2 [3] 4 5 [6] 7 [8] 9 [10] 11 [12]. Alegrías originated in Cádiz. Alegrías belongs to the group of palos called Cantiñas and it is usually played in a lively rhythm. The livelier speeds are chosen for dancing, while quieter rhythms are preferred for the song alone.

  • also known as Alegrias
  • subgenre of Flamenco

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Judaica: Ba-Blo (2007)

by Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum

Alegrías o pinturas lucientes de himeneo (Amsterdam, 1686), ...

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