In Seville you can experience throughout the year many types of celebrations, festivals and events that are repeated every year.
Flamenco, though, is what springs to mind for most people when the subject of Spanish music is brought up. But Flamenco is a broad musical church, and its roots – and variants – are tangled. It’s hard, in fact, to even reach a consensus on its history: a mixture of Moorish, Sephardic, and Gypsy music and dance forms, it sprung up around the time of the reconquest.
One thing’s for certain, however, Flamenco is from Andalucía (Seville is an andalusian city).
Its Golden Age stretched from the late 19th and early 20th century, when many of the traditional Flamenco forms were developed. In the late 70s and early 80s, Flamenco went through a revival with artists like Paco de Lucía and Camarón de la Isla having both enormous success and a huge impact on the post-Franco cultural landscape.
🕺 Flamenco festivals o Tablaos on seville
You can find in sevilla several flamenco festivals that are organized throughout the year.
Is not only the famous Biennial of Flamenco, which is held every two years and brings together the most famous artists.
Every week you can go to festivals that are organized in Seville or surrounding villages. In this web page you can the next ones that are organized.
Apart from Seville there are many Tablaos Flamencos or bars where every night you have flamenco shows, so you can always enjoy this art live.
Here is a list of sites of best live shows on Seville:
- La Casa del Flamenco-Auditorio Alcántara
- El Palacio Andaluz
- Baraka Sala Flamenca (Triana)
- Tablao Los Gallos (Barrio Santa Cruz)
- CasaLa Teatro (Triana)
- Casa de la Guitarra (Barrio Santa Cruz)
- Orillas de Triana (Triana)
Among all these places you can see shows several nights in a row and in different ways, if you like music you enjoy watching live flamenco so close.
Despite the fact that it is dance (baile) that has, perhaps, most caught the popular imagination outside of Spain (through performers like Eva Yerbabuena and Joaquin Cortes), it is the guitar work and song (cante) that really define it. Although it has countless different forms and strains, the best-known Flamenco music tends to be the soulful lament that is the ‘cante jondo’.
✌ Our tips about Secret Places
The flamenco that you can enjoy in the live shows is very good, made by professionals, but we show you places where you can live a flamenco amateur also very good.
In these bars you can see flamenco without buying tickets, but sometimes they force you to buy a drink to be able to enter. These bars are not very secret, but they are a good alternative to the best known Tablaos.
- Casa La Anselma
- La Carbonería (asks what day they play flamenco)
- Orillas de Triana
There are certain bars where flamenco is sung but that depends on the day, if there are people wanting to play, you can go and try if you are lucky.
There is a bar called La Taberna (Calle Duarte, 3, Sevilla) where you can enjoy flamenco with tapas and good wine. It’s a good place to go and really see how is a flamenco bar in Seville
There are places called “Peñas” where flamenco fans meet and where the less famous singers, guitarists and dancers are given opportunities.
In these places you really live flamenco and they are very peculiar places.
They are very little frequented by tourists, so you will live in a real flamenco atmosphere like a Sevillian.
- Peña cultural flamenca Torres Macarena (Calle Torrijiano, 29)
- Peña Flamenca Pies Plomo (Calle Dársena, 22, Sevilla)
- Centro Cultural Flamenco El Chozas (Calle Ricardo Palma, 133, Sevilla
💃 Flamenco singers and dancers
The Spring time in Seville there are two major events that paralyze the city and much of Spain: Semana Santa y Feria de Abril.
Sevilla Flamenco style combined with her beauty, charm and winsome smile will intrigue you, delight you and carry your heart closer to the sunny climes of Spain than you have ever been.
We will expand the list of flamenco celebrities.
It is impossible to put them all, but we will gradually add the best known or currently performing in many cities around the world.
The dance and music of Flamenco is compromised of complex musical and cultural traditions. Flamenco primarily originates from the area of Spain called Andalusia.
Other areas of Spain have added to the development of styles and artists but its home remains the same. The roots of flamenco embody the unique interplay of native Arabic, Andalusian, Sephardic, and Gypsy cultures that existed in Andalusia during the formative years of Flamenco.
Recently, Latin American and especially Cuban influences have also been important in shaping several flamenco musical forms.
🎸 Flamenco Guitarists
It’s hot, especially at noon and until 6:00 in the afternoon.
Flamenco guitarists are surprised by its music and how difficult it is to play it with the flamenco guitar.
Among the most famous are Paco de Lucía, Tomatito, VIcente Amigo, Pepe Habichuela, Manolo Sanlúcar, etc.
The mastery of flamenco guitar techniques have fascinated the world stage and other famous guitarists.
The art of playing flamenco on the guitar is only available to a few in the world.
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🎼 Flamenco Rock
In autumn very special days are celebrated, like the discovery of America, day of all the saints, day of Spain.
The mixture of flamenco with rock music has given great groups and interpreters.
They manage to unite two disciplines that seem very distant, but together they sound very good.
We can say that the father of this fusion was the famous group called Triana, then followed others like Pata Negra, Medina Zahara, etc..
Nowadays many Andalusian artists, influenced by flamenco, make very original music, such as El Barrio or Niña Pastori.
🛍 Flamenco Shops in sevilla
If you want to buy flamenco clothes, shoes, jewellery or accessories, we suggest that you visit the ones we pick up for you in each case.
🇪🇸 Spain, a country with music
Spain is a country with a lot of music, many different styles thanks to the mixture of cultures.
The earliest Spanish music was obviously largely that of its occupiers – be they Roman, Visigoth or Moorish. Under the rule of the latter, particularly, recognisable elements of existing Spanish music forms – particularly Sephardic music and elements that would eventually become Flamenco – began to take shape.
It was during the Renaissance that Spanish music really began to flourish, however. Throughout the 16th century, as a result of the growing empires of Charles V and Phillip II, Spanish music was exposed to a great deal of outside influence and continued to develop through the likes of Luis de Narváez, Luis de Milán, Alonso Mudarra and Tomás Luis de Victoria.
Other Regional Forms of Spanish Music
But it’s fair to say that regional Spanish music does not begin and end with Flamenco. All of the autonomous regions have their own distinct musical heritage – whether it’s the ‘trikitixa’ of the Basque Country, the ‘sardana’ music and ‘ball de bastons’ of Catalonia, or the bagpipes – known as ‘gaitas’ – common to Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia (to name just a few!)
Modern Spanish Music
As was the case with Flamenco and the post-Franco years, so too modern Spanish music, generally. Since the 80s – whether in the form of ballads from huge global sensations like Julio Iglesias, Latin Music stars like Alejandro Sanz, Pablo Alborán, Manuel Carrasco or experimental fusions of Spanish and international music like Ojos de Brujo or Manu Chao – Spanish pop music is exuberant, passionate and never, for a moment, dull.
They have many international artists who succeed with different styles of music.