GJ Corrado’s "Crescent Moon Serenade" [track n. 8] won this 2010 and first competition with the highest number of downloads.
Here are the artists who competed by contributing their wonderful work:
1. “Dark Start” Jai Cuyler (Australia); 2. “Amarguillo” Maximilian Wichert (Germany) ; 3. “Mi Amor” Aloysius Leeson (Australia); 4. “Victor” Jason McGuire (USA); 5. “De Sevilla A Jerez” Andy Culpepper (USA); 6. “Flor” Richard Kozma (Hungary); 7. “Nos Miran” Anthony Tran (USA); 8. “Crescent Moon Serenade” Giacomo J. Corrado (USA).
THANK YOU: for supporting this competition and the effort each one of the artists has made to participate in this challenge.
SPECIAL THANKS to: Simon Shearston and Ron Mitchell for managing and maintaining ForoFlamenco, Kevin O’Donnel for mastering the CD tracks, Kozz for the album graphic design and to the aficionados at ForoFlamenco for their advice, support and friendship.
ABOUT: Foro Flamenco (www.foroflamenco.com) is a US based not-for-profit organisation created in 2003 as a place for English-speaking flamenco enthusiasts to gather online and help each other with this complex, beautiful art form. Since then it has grown to over 3,500 members from all over the world, from Iran to Australia.
Whilst the forum was intended for all aspects of flamenco, it has evolved towards playing the guitar, through culture, cante (song) and letras (lyrics) are discussed frequently.
Its founder, Simon Shearston, moved to Andalucía and hosted the forum from his rural house in Granada for several years, amongst the oranges and lemons of a quiet valley. It is now has a permanent home in the USA.
The composition challenge comes from the membership, as have many previous challenges. This is a great example of an Internet community publicising its passion, and generating interest in flamenco outside of Spain - inspiring others to get involved in one of the most romantic and arcane of musical forms.
We commend these recordings to you in the spirit with which they were conceived - through the
eternal quest for aire in perfect compás.
Un saludo from Foro Flamenco