Flamenco is a tradition of music and dance originated in Andalusia Extremadura and Murcia

 .Flamenco is an art form that was influenced by the different cultures who thrived in these regions

 .such as Moors, Castilian settlers, Romanis, Jews and Gitans


The roots of flamenco, though somewhat mysterious, seem to lie in the Roma migration from Rajasthan (in northwest India) to Spain between the 9th and 14th centuries. These migrants brought with them musical instruments, such as tambourines, bells, and wooden castanets, and an extensive repertoire of songs and dances. In Spain they encountered the rich cultures of the Sephardic Jews and the Moors. Their centuries-long cultural intermingling produced the unique art form known as flamenco


 Flamenco music includes

cante -    singing

toque -   guitar playing

baile -    dance

palmas- hand clapping

pitos -    finger snapping


Playing the Guitar

This course will include the flamenco guitar technics, the musical structures and harmonies


Flamenco Ensemble

This class will emphasize the art of playing together and accompanying the flamenco singer and dancer