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Flamenco

Literally, it means “flamingo,” and it has profound roots in Spanish and Romanian culture (Rromane dźene), not to mention its probable Arabic origins.  It necessitates consummate artistry, whether it be music (toque), dance (baile), song (cante), a mixture of dance and music, rhythm (compás), mode (Phrygian), etc.  “On November 16, 2010, UNESCO declared Flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.” (Wikipedia)

Sources:
Flamenco site 
Stefania’s site (for pictures), WordPress
 
© Micheline Walker
4 July 2012
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