Flamenco, although there are various discussions about its roots, is the cradle of art to Andalusia. The birthplace of flamenco is the region of Andalusia and the Andalusian people, whose interpreters have found it the most concise, expressive and easy way to interpret different moods and all kind of feelings.
The flamenco feeling that comes to any fan anywhere in the world to the artistic expression created by the merge of vocal music, dance and musical accompaniment (singing, dancing and guitar playing) and is considered Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This was considered by UNESCO, presented with its highest honor in 2010.
The “cante” uses its most sincere, simple and concise words, with which the people can express their deepest feelings. Flamenco dancing, the dance of passion and seduction, also expresses a range of emotions, ranging from sadness to joy. It is accompanied by a complex technique and nuanced interpretation, deppending on the artist. The touch of flamenco guitar has transcended long its original role as accompaniment. This is also accompanied with other instruments such as castanets, and with palms and heels.
Flamenco is part of the identity of many communities and is played in religious festivals, rituals, church ceremonies and private parties. Among these communities, we can highlight the Roma ethnic community which has played a key role in its evolution. The transmission of flamenco is performed within dynasties of artists, families, flamenco clubs and social groups, which play a key role in the preservation and dissemination of this art.