"El cante" - the essence of flamenco
Many people believe that the dance is the most important element of flamenco but the real source lies in its singing tradition. Early flamenco seems to have been purely vocal, accompanied only by the typical "palmas", the rhythmical clapping of hands.
There has always been a certain structure - texts, rhythms, ..., - on which the singers based their compositions, flamenco is often improvised and spontaneous and the personal interpretation of each "cantaor" has contributed to the overall development of this art form.
Today many of the "cantaores" find inspiration in poets such
as Machado, Lorca or M. Hernández. At the same time, the influences
of other musical styles have turned flamenco into a cultural phenomenon
that reaches more people than ever, especially a young audience.
El cante - la escencia del flamenco
Aunque muchos creen que el baile es la expresión
A pesar de que siempre han existido unas pautas
Muchos de los actuales cantaores se inspiran en