Flamenco is associated with the Romani people of Spain, the Gitanos and conjures images of passion, fire, wild and erotic dances and unusual tones of songs. It is dance and song that has a deep history embedded in its roots and is renowned for its passion and flamboyance.
It is thought that when the Indian gypsies arrived in Arab ruled Spain in the 13th century they brought the song and dance styles from their culture to Andalucia and that like the Jews and the moors were soon to be persecuted by the inquisition and Catholic Monarchs.
It is deemed that what we know as Flamenco today is a result of the fusion of the music and dances of the moors, Jews and gypsies who took refuge in the mountainous regions of Spain to avoid being forced to convert to Christianity or be put to death.
Flamenco is a celebration of life and love with an amazing story.
Flamenco Madrid 2016 is an event that celebrates the art with many acclaimed artists taking part such as Antonio Canales, Carmen Cortés, Diego Carrasco and Tino Heraldo and new artists such as Belén López, La Lupi and Alfonso Losa.
Throughout June, every Friday and Saturday night there will be concerts held at the Jardiel Poncela Hall to entertain and delight the audience.