You Can't Help Tapping Your Feet in Anticipation
As soon as you see this colorful and collectible refrigerator magnet from Worldwide Gifts you can hear the strains of flamenco music and imagine yourself dancing across the floor. The romantic strains of guitar music played by a sombrero -wearing musician who accompanies a beautiful lady dancing to the rhythm of her clicking castanets: it's an image that seems to truly represent the heart and soul of Spanish culture and one that is an iconic souvenir from Spain.
Music is as important to the people of Spain as tapas, bullfighting, and sangria. It is as much a part of their lives as afternoon siestas and all night festivities. It seems there's a festival going on every day of the year in one part or another of Spain, and every single festival, regardless of what's being celebrated, is centered on music and dance.
From Flamenco to Rock-n-Roll: Spain Loves Music
In addition to all of the various festivals for patron saints, Spain has a lot of festivals that are simply devoted to the celebration of music and dance. From the old, traditional sounds of Spanish guitar, undulating singers and clicking castenets of flamenco to the contemporary beats of modern rock and roll, music in Spain is celebrated with passion and intensity. If you have the opportunity to take a holiday in Spain during the time of one of these festivals, you are certain to enjoy an unforgettable time of merry-making and fun.
Don't miss the Cuitat Flamenco Festival in Barcelona every May, and in the same month you can hear electronic techno bands at the Sonar Music Festival. Primavera Sound Music Festival celebrates every kind of music from jazz to techno to classic rock, and the Grenada International Festival of Music and Dance showcases international flamenco dancers.