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Neither the origin nor an exact description of Flamenco music is known. It may have come to Spain through the immigrants from Flanders, or it may have received its "gypsy" connotation from these people as they wandered through the country of Spain. Flamenco may even have developed from one of the Andalusian classic forms of music. The cante hondo are directly related to the cante flamenco, and the latter may be considered the general rubric of classification. When people hear this form of music, they immediately recognize it as flamenco. It has a definitive rhythm in its vocal, dance, and instrumental forms. Guitar and clapping, as well as the playing of castanets, often accompany a singer, dancer, or both. Melodically it is both diatonic and modal in its use of Phrygian and Dorian modes.

Flamenco Artists Highlights

Ottmar Liebert
Ottmar Liebert
Paco de Lucía
Paco de Lucía
Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Carlos Montoya
Carlos Montoya
Rosalía
Rosalía
Strunz & Farah
Strunz & Farah

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Flamenco Album Highlights

Siroco
Paco de Lucía
Siroco
The Young Flamencos
Various Artists
The Young Flamencos
Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Live... One Summer Night
Paco de Lucía Sextet / ...
Live... One Summer Night
Passion Play
Gino d'Auri
Passion Play
El Mal Querer
Rosalía
El Mal Querer

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Flamenco Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Granadina
Ramón Montoya
Breeze from Saintes Maries Jesse Cook
Bamboleo Gipsy Kings
Pienso en Tu Mirá (Cap 3: Celos)
Rosalía
Entre Dos Aguas Paco de Lucía
Resuene
Pepe Habichuela
Boabdil
Pepe Habichuela
Alegrias Paco Peña
La Voz del Tiempo Tomatito
Fandango
Ramón Montoya

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