El amor brujo
"El amor brujo" is a story of a young Andalusian gypsy girl named "Candela". As a girl, she was promised to marry another man, despite her affections were directed to "Carmelo". After many years, Candela's unfaithful husband is murdered, but he continues to haunt his wife. The entire village know that she is the haunted, but still they call her insane, because she dances every night with her Husband's ghost (Danza del terror). After a conversation with other women of the village, Candela finally comes to realize that her husband was unfaithful to her, despite all the efforts that she did to make their marriage work, her husband's lover was revealed to be "Lucía". Candela and Carmelo get advice that a ritual dance is necessary to cast the ghost off (Danza ritual del fuego), but it does not work. The ghost is still obsessed with Candela's soul. Candela manages to trick Lucía to come that night, with the excuse of hooking her up with Carmelo. As she turns up, the nightly ritual of Candela's dance with her husband's ghost begins, but at the last moment Candela moves away from her husband and Lucía is taken away by her now dead lover (Danza del juego de amor). Dawn breaks, Candela and Carmelo are now truly free to enjoy their love.
A few notes on performance:
This suite is performed by Cedar Guitar Quartet and recorded in their album titled "CEDAR" in 2016.