Flamenco



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Flamenco Traditional popular art that combines singing, dancing and playing instruments (accompaniment). It comes mainly from Andalusia and the regions of Murcia and Extremadura. It has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage designation. Why is it Cultural Heritage? It goes back centuries (some experts say it appeared in the 18th century), and it is a symbol of the identity of many ethnic communities, such as the gypsies, who pass it down from generation to generation. What is it like? The "cante" (singing) is almost always accompanied by the guitar, but there can also be castanets, a percussion box known as the "cajón", hand-clapping and heel-clicking. It comprises several "palos" or varieties (toná, soleá, seguiriya, fandango, sevillanas, etc.), based on factors such as the song's origin or character. The dancer possesses a complex technique and the interpretation of the "baile" varies according to the individual interpreter.

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