Sunday, October 5, 2008

Reviews (English)

“Salvadora Galan accompanied her song, “Granaina”, on the guitar with almost sobbing tones that evoked the Oriental Moorish heritage of Granada; the memories of an earlier age in Spain.”

Jennifer Noyer
ABQ Journal
October 2006

“The soulful wail of seasoned singer Salvadora Galan sets the tone for the show. Her mournful, ancient song reminds us that for all the fiery footwork, traditional Spanish dance is more about true passion for life and the fight with death rather than mere entertainment.”

Candelora Versace
The Santa Fe New Mexican
Santa Fe, New Mexico
July 31, 1992

“Salvadora Galan’s deep and expressive singing wound through the pieces, sometimes leading the group and other times following cues from the lead dancer.”

Paul Gerard
The Milwaukee Journal
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 15, 1991

The guitar of Aquiles Valdez and the total art of Salvadora Galan…Complete artists in depth and form Salvadora Galan, flamenco art in its fullest splendor.

“The main course of the evening: Salvadora Galan, whom we haven’t heard from in a long time, strongly began with “Huellas Que Se Van”, and then with a poem by F. Garcia Lorca. Her tremolo, the original flamenco tremolo, is a delight; the beat is light at times and energetic as the moor spirit at others. It is obvious that she inherited that spirit from her birthplace Andalusia, where she must have heard “La Bernarda”. Her right hand flutters like a butterfly.
It is in essence a total experience to hear “El Cante Jondo” of Salvadora Galan. It comes from …I don’t know where perhaps from time itself. In “La Granaina”, we experience the cry that the moor king wept for the loss of Granada
Approximately eight years have passed since this artist arrived in this land, it has been a long and arduous struggle to convince this new public, a border land, of her artistry; but the fruits of intensive labor are beginning to show.
This diminutive woman can look back with pride, she is surely an erupting volcano, a flowing river, a drop of enchanting mist when she performs.”
Jaime Castañeda
El Fronterizo
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
March 18, 1989

“Dorita Galan was a smash hit during UTEP’s Third Guitar Week Festival. Her concert attracted a large and selective audience that called for several “encores”. From the moment Ms. Galan appeared on stage, her intense presence and art mesmerized her public.
Her passionate singing, in the true tradition of “el cante jondo” and her fine guitar playing easily conquered her audience.
Dorita Galan is a creative artist constantly striving for perfection. Following in the steps of her favorite artist, Paco de Lucia, Ms. Galan is ever exploring new ways to express her flamenco music. Her traditional rendition of the poem “Flying Without Wings” thoroughly impressed the public with its captivating eloquence.”

Randy Reed
Guitar Week
Music Department
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

“The image, the guitar, and the voice of Salvadora Galan reached extremes of finesse and marvelous sensibility…
The public that attended her music recital were moved by the songs and the poetry that the performer brought to us from her beautiful Andalusia.”

Pepe Ventura Chavez
Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
July 11, 1987

“Salvadora Galan…a Spanish artist of great sensibility and talent who, with her voice and guitar thrills and delights the audience.”

El Siglo de Torreon
Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
July 1987

The virtuosity of her flamenco guitar and the harmonious spirit of the Motherland are the outstanding characteristics of Salvadora Galan’s presentations.”

El Informador
Guadalajara, Mexico
May 1987

“Dorita Galan is the only person that plays the guitar and sings flamenco songs blending both arts totally and harmoniously.
Slowly but surely Dorita Galan’s talent is being recognized and appreciated by a Mexican public that is becoming increasingly interested in her art.”

El Fronterizo
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
April 1987

“The vibrant voice and music of Dorita Galan will thrill you. The versatile flamenco singer had a successful presentation a the Teatro de la Nacion de Ciudad Juarez gaining total acceptance of the public that attended her music recital.
The talented and sensitive singer made her guitar strings and sensitive voice come together in unison literally making the public feel the passion and vibrancy of her flamenco music.”

El Fronterizo
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
March 1987

“I was impressed by her beautiful voice, great style, and wonderful guitar playing.”

Salvador Atienza
“Cal Viva” Magazine

“Dorita Galan ‘s recital of flamenco guitar was a success! The flamenco songs and guitar playing blended in unison harmoniously complementing each other. Both, singing and guitar playing were handled with great feeling and outstanding finesse.
In her guitar solos Dorita clearly demonstrated ability and sensibility. The artist created a totally Spanish atmosphere bringing with her a corner of her native Cadiz and filling the theater with exhilarating gaiety.”

Socorro de Leon
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
May 9, 1984

“F. De La Maza’s Theater was not large enough to accommodate the large public that attended Dorita Galan’s presentation.
Passionate surrender, dramatic force and a complete command of technique, closely knit with natural talent are perhaps the outstanding characteristics of flamenco guitarist and singer Dorita Galan.
Dorita’s presentation was sponsored by Casa de la Cultura.”

El Sol de San Luis Potosi
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
May 9, 1984

“The stupendous flamenco singer Dorita Galan appeared at the Teatro Casa de la Cultura. Dorita’s recital included a selected program of Spanish music.”

El Heraldo de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico
May 5, 1984

“Dorita Galan, flamenco guitarist and singer, had a successful performance at the Teatro de Camara. During her performance, the singer delighted the audience with genuine flamenco songs and guitar solos.”

El Heraldo de Chihuahua
Chihuahua, Mexico
April 4, 1983

“Dorita Galan, flamenco guitarist and singer, had a successful performance at the Teatro de Camara. During her performance, the singer delighted the audience with genuine flamenco songs and guitar solos.”

El Heraldo de Chihuahua
Chihuahua, Mexico
April 4, 1983

“Singular, unequaled, Dorita Galan will perform at the Chamizal Theater. If you have not seen and heard her I invite you to see this gypsy volcano of pure flamenco feeling.”

Jaime Castañeda Reyes
El Universal de Ciudad Juarez
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

“Art runs through her veins and playing the flamenco guitar is second nature to her…part of that sensitive and delicate personality with great felling and passion for singing.”

Alicia Figueroa
Diario de Juarez
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
December 14, 1982

“…Successful presentation in the Ateneo Fronterizo of Dorita Galan, powerful interpreter of flamenco music”

Diario de Juarez
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
November 15, 1982

“Beautiful recital of flamenco guitar… The songs and guitar of Dorita Galan thrilled a select audience that attended the Museum of Art and History. Dorita interpreted an uninhibited and profound program of flamenco music; she let her guitar speak of the sensibility of a woman of character.”

Diario de Juarez
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
June 2, 1981