Flamenco Day 2023
On November 16, International Flamenco Day is celebrated, the most genuinely Spanish artistic expression, and specifically from the South of Spain.
On International Flamenco Day, the proclamation of flamenco as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco is commemorated.
And it is that Flamenco has three forms of expression: singing, dancing and toque. The toque is the technique of flamenco guitarists or tocaores.
Flamenco is an art that combines the different cultures that coexisted in Andalusia in the fifteenth century, and that has been transferred from generation to generation.
Why is International Flamenco Day celebrated?
This date, November 16, commemorates the proclamation of flamenco as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, by UNESCO, which is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
How to celebrate International Flamenco Day?
Well, it's very clear, what better way than to attend a flamenco tablao to witness a true representation of flamenco.
In addition, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, through the Andalusian Institute of Flamenco, organizes a day of events for November 16, in different provinces.
Origin of Flamenco
Flamenco is an artistic expression that is born from the mixture of many cultures, such as the Arab, the Jewish and the gypsies who arrived in Spain in the 15th century, and many of whom stayed in Andalusia.
Flamenco singing has its origin in the music of the gypsies, a people from wandering India who spread throughout Europe, although until recently they were believed to be Egyptians.
The best flamenco artists in history
Some of the best flamenco performers, who have conquered the world stage with their art, are:
- Paco de Lucia
- Island Shrimp.
- Enrique Morente.
- Jose Mercé.
- Carmen Linares.
- Sara Baras.
- Carmen Amaya.
- Joaquín Pedraja Reyes, whose stage name is Joaquín Cortés.
Types of flamenco styles
There is a great variety of flamenco dances, with different movements, tones and rhythms, such as the Cantiña, the Alegría, the Bulerías, the Fandangos, the Tangos and the Sevillanas.