When one thinks of Flamenco, the image that comes to mind is undoubtedly that of the female Flamenco dancer, stamping her heels into the floor with rapid movements as she sweeps across the floor in a bright, ruffled dress. But today, we learnt that the art of Flamenco consists of much more than just that, and there’s plenty about it to be completely bowled over by.
Based off the folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain, Flamenco covers not just a style of dance, but also encompasses cante (singing), toque (guitar playing) and even palmas (handclapping), amongst other traditions. All these and more were showcased tonight at the Gypsy Jazz Flamenco, as part of the Roots of Flamenco World Tour brought to the Esplanade Recital Studio by Admission Nation LLC. The Roots of Flamenco World Tour brought together some of Spain’s greatest Flamenco performers for a night of unbridled talent, and a real treat for audience members who were both diehard Flamenco fanatics, or complete newbies to Flamenco.
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