Flamenco: an Artistic Expression
The characters in this magnet souvenir from Spain are holding a very recognizable dancing pose that signifies Flamenco for many Spanish people. In this sense, it is a great way of having a bit of culture around your kitchen. Couples in particular may find its romantic connotations attractive and may make more conducive to pleasantness.
This is also one of those magnets that aims to ignite your imagination, so you may find yourself reminiscing about the finer sounds that Flamenco can provide as well as the cultural depth that the accompanying dance carries with it. It can also serve as a friendly reminder to expand your horizons because there are so many different ways of artistic expression.
Flamenco in Details
Flamenco is Spain's most popular dance and music. In fact it involves a whole performance act that includes guitar playing, singing, clapping and dancing. It dates from the Eighteenth century and it has evolved since then into its most choreographed and modern styles of today. There are different styles in Flamenco, they are called Palos and specialist identify more than 50. They are differentiated according with the rhythm, the mode and the guitar playing patterns. Only 12 are laid more frequently and they are played in different forms which might include only the dancing, or the singing ad the dancing. It also depends on the region where Flamenco is played and the background of the players. Roughly, Palos can be more serious as cante jondo, or more cheerful as cante chico, which are known for its Gitano influences. The melody and the compass are quite characteristic and researchers have studied in detail the subtleties that create Flamenco's uniqueness. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.