What is flamenco?

Flamenco is without any doubts one of the pillars of the Spanish culture, especially of the Andalusian one where its origins going back.

Although many would say that flamenco is a dance, it is so much more than that. It is a multicultural art expressed through the combination of music, singing, dancing, and particular rhythmic punctuation (for example, hand claps or shoe clacks).

Many sources refer to flamenco as a folk art, and if you’ve ever seen a flamenco show you would definitely agree with this definition.

This artistic and cultural expression has such a strong impact that in 2010 UNESCO declared flamenco “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.

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