Flamenco, a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Flamenco is considered a Performing Art that involves the perfect combination of dance and music to create an impressive performance; originated at the end of the 18th century in the Andalusia Region, this Folk Art, strongly influenced by Gitanos (Gypsies) was declared and recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on the 22nd of November 2010.
Andalusia Region but thanks to UNESCO, this beautiful Art can be considered a Patrimony to the Humanity, it now belongs to all of us. This acknowledgment of “Universality of the Flamenco” is a well deserved recognition of one of the most beautiful artistic expression of dance, song and musianship (toque)
Malaga, you can combine a visit to this beautiful place with a City Break to Costa del Sol.
The New Flamenco is a recent variant of Flamenco which has been influenced by modern musical genres, like rock, rumba, salsa, jazz and pop. The difference between the traditional flamenco and “Flamenco Nuevo” is that previously, flamenco artists did not receive any training, they were truly self-taught artists that learned by listening and playing with their parents, friends or neighbours; another difference is that flamenco used to be accompanied with the guitar as the only musical instrument; nowadays, flamenco dancers are well-trained and is also accompanied by the bandurria and the tambourine.
1) Camaron de la Isla – Al verte las flores lloran (The flowers cry when they see you)
2) Leyenda del Tiempo 1979 by Camaron de la Isla.
3) Pequeño Reloj by Enrique Morente.
4) Zaguan by Miguel Poveda
5) Querencia by Mayte Martin
6) La Nuez Mosca by Chano Lobato
7) Colores Morenos by Juan Moreno El Torta
8) Great Masters of Flamenco by Las Niñas de los Peines
9) El Genio by Manolo Caracol
10) Ritmo en la Sangre by Fernanda & Bernanda de Utera