Georges Moustaki sings “Le Flamenco, una España sin Franco” (The Flamenco, a Spain without Franco), in French. The guitars are played by the Spanish flamenco guitarist José Pisa.

Georges Moustaki sings “Le Flamenco, una España sin Franco” (The Flamenco, a Spain without Franco)

Le Flamenco Lyrics

French

Qui le premier pourra chanter
les accords de la liberté
qui chantera le flamenco
dans une espagne sans franco
ce sera fête ce jour là
et moi je voudrais être là
pour écouter le flamenco

le vent de l’histoire a tourné
près de la méditerranée
le vent de l’histoire a tourné
luthier prépare pour demain
une guitare de tes mains
elle jouera le flamenco
dans une espagne sans franco

sortez les chaises des cafés
faites briller tous les pavés
on dansera le flamenco

le vent de l’histoire a tourné
prés de la méditerranée
le vent de l’histoire a tourné

picasso sera invité
cassal sera ressuscité
il y aura fredérico
et tous ceux qui sont morts trop tôt
il y aura fête ce jour là
et moi je voudrais être là
pour écouter le flamenco

le vent de l’histoire a tourné
prés de la méditerranée
le vent de l’histoire a tourné (2x)
prés de la méditerranée

English

Who the first can sing
The accord of Liberty
Who will sing the flamenco
In a Spain without Franco
This day will be celebrated

And I would like to be there
To listen to flamenco
The wind of history turns
Near the Mediterranean
The wind of history turns

Luthier prepares for tomorrow
A guitar of your hands
She will play flamenco
In a Spain without Franco
Take the chairs out of the cafes
Let all the trees shine
Dancing the flamenco

The wind of history turns
Near the Mediterranean
The wind of history turns

Picasso will be invited
Casal will be resurrected
There will be Federico
And all those who died too soon
There will be a party that day.

And I would like to be there
To listen to flamenco
The wind of history turns
Near the Mediterranean
The wind of history turns
Near the Mediterranean

Georges Moustaki

Georges Moustaki sings Le Flamenco
Georges Moustaki (born Giuseppe Mustacchi; May 3, 1934-May 23, 2013)

Georges Moustaki (born Giuseppe Mustacchi; May 3, 1934 – May 23, 2013) was an Egyptian-French singer-songwriter of Italo-Greek origin, best known for the poetic rhythm and simplicity of the romantic songs he composed and often sang.

Moustaki gave France some of its best-loved music by writing about 300 songs for some of the most popular singers in that country, such as Édith Piaf, Dalida, Françoise Hardy, Yves Montand, Barbara, Brigitte Fontaine, Herbert Pagani, France Gall, Cindy Daniel, Juliette Greco, Pia Colombo, and Tino Rossi, as well as for himself.

José Pisa

José Pisa, Flamenco 2000
José Pisa is a flamenco guitarist from Spain. He released a single (45 rpm) in 1977, titled “Flamenco 2000”. He also toured Spain and Portugal and give concerts in 1994.

José Pisa is a flamenco guitarist from Spain.

Jose Pisa was born in Gironde in 1953 to a family of Andalusian Gypsies. At the age of nine, while his family was in Buenos Aires, he started playing the guitar. His musical arrangements lead his father to entrust him to the flamenco guitarist, Pepe Monreal.

At the age of eleven, he gave his first recital at the Avenida Theater in Buenos Aires. At twelve, in New York, he is a pupil of Sabicas. At thirteen, he returned to France with his parents. Then his father sends him to Spain, where he plays notably in Madrid with Serranito, Paco de Lucía, and El Nani.

He began to compose at fourteen years old. He won the 1st prize at the Conservatoire de Paris at seventeen, then performed the following year, a tour in Japan. He has accompanied many artists such as George Moustaki, Nina Hagen, Serge Lama, Enrico Macias, and Ray Charles.

In 2017, he accompanied Anne Etchegoyen during his concert at Olympia with his son Jonathan Pisa, also a flamenco guitarist, and called in his region “the prince of the new gypsy music”.

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