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Flamenco (USA)locked

  • Anthony C. Dumas


A 19th century improvised music and dance genre that initially blended the musical and emotional sensibilities of Andalusia’s (Spain) marginalized Jews, Gitanos (Gypsies), Muslims, and other subaltern communities. Flamenco conventionally involves singing (cante), dancing (baile), and guitar accompaniment (toque). Historically, performers in North America have placed a greater emphasis on dancing and derived solo guitar styles than singing....

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