Spanish Cultural Heritage

A Short History of Flamenco

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Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art, originating in Andalusia around the 18th century. It is comprised of three things: "Cante", the song, "Baile", the dance, and "Toque", the playing of the guitar. Each form lends its own artistic expression and flair to the performance. Because of its grassroots evolution, one of the most authentic ways to experience Flamenco is in a "juerga" (flamenco party). These are typically held among a small group of friends, in the quiet heart of the evening, with the moon lighting up an improvised stage.

View the video to get a taste of this important part of Spanish culture.

 

Flamenco from Xperitas on Vimeo.

 

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