About

Flamenco originated in Andalusia (in southern Spain), and comprises a very recognisable style of dancing and a style of music. Flamenco dancing is often associated with ladies wearing high-heeled shoes and long, red dresses; men often carry red roses between their teeth.

Early flamenco dancing in the 18th century was accompanied by a capella singing, but guitars were added as the form developed. Castanets are often used. Dancers too participate in the music by clapping their hands percussively at key points.

Use this tag for questions that are specific to performing flamenco, or musical concerns found in the flamenco style.

history | show excerpt | excerpt history