What is Flamenco?

It is common in North America to mistake flamenco for ballroom dance or latin dance. The art of flamenco originates in Spain and the dance is generally performed as a solo, often with accompaniment of guitar, singing and rhythmic clapping. There are many variations on this format. Sometimes not all of these elements are present and often other instruments are included. It is commonly performed on a stage for the public or in a party with other flamenco aficionados.

Here are a few articles to start your journey into flamenco,

andalucia.com

Wikipedia page on flamenco

You can also check out the Resource page (link above) for links to other websites and a list of resources available at the Edmonton Public Library.

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