Flamenco in its strictest sense, is a professionalized art-form based on the various folkloric music traditions of southern Spain in the autonomous communities of Andalucia, Extremadura and Murcia. In a wider sense, it refers to these musical traditions and more modern musical styles which have themselves been deeply influenced by and become blurred with the development of flamenco over the past two centuries. It includes “cante”(singing), “toque” (guitar playing), “baile” (dance), “jaleo” (vocalizations and chorus clapping), “palmas” (handclapping) and pitos(finger snapping).
The origin of flamenco is a subject of disagreement. Andalusians, Romani, Castilians , Moors and Sephardi Jews that occurred in Andalusia. The early 20th century poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca wrote that the presence of flamenco in Andalusia significantly predates the arrival of Romani people to the region.[
Flamenco has become popular all over the world and is taught in many non-Hispanic countries, especially the United States and Japan. In Japan, there are more flamenco academies than there are in Spain. On November 16th, 2010, UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
It will be a pleasure to book your tickets for Flamenco Show during your stay in Madrid. El Café de Chinitas is one of the most heritage Flamenco shows in Spain, where you can enjoy about the performance having drinking or tasting a typical Spanish dinner (it can be also handled in advance non-meat and non-shellfish dinner, like a kosher style).