Flamenco is the Spanish for Tango
Flamenco is one of Spain's most celebrated and popular dances. Flamenco is also a music genre that is is usually played by one or two guitarists. In this travel souvenir from Spain, you'll have the opportunity to remember your time learning this kind of passionate dance of all sorts. For this reason, many dancers have compared flamenco with tango as they are based on a very melodramatic script that manifests through dance and music.
Flamenco in Focus
Flamenco is a complex performance that includes the bailaoras that is the female dancers, the guitarist who plays the music and a cantaora who sings. Music is accompanied with clapping that sounds dramatic and kind of final. Flamenco cannot be related to joyous experiences but it rather tells stories of sorrow. The dancer´s performance help convey this message as her facial expressions are part of the overall show. There is a tension that the audience shares. The guitar plays also a central role in delivering the story and the guitarist can mix different tempos and play a lively tune or a short and cold one adding to the dramatic development of the piece. Flamenco dates from the Twelfth century and it has its origins in the world known Spanish fandango. It evolved from this genre throughout the centuries to become today Spain`s most celebrated music genres. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.