Flamenco is a peerless art whose heart lies in Seville.
Seville is one of the world centres of flamenco. This Spanish genre of music and dance originated in Andalusia in the 18th century and is based on Andalusian music and dance of the Roma people of the region who played a fundamental role in its creation and development. The main expressions of flamenco are singing, guitar playing and dancing.
Flamenco is enormously popular in Spain and is one of the most powerful emblems of Spanish identity. Many countries have specialised academies to teach flamenco art. In Japan, it is so popular that the country has more flamenco schools than Spain. In November 2010, UNESCO declared flamenco to be part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In Seville, visitors can find the “holy of holies” of this art, with some of the leading centres in the world.
Although the city has a multitude of flamenco “tablaos” where you can enjoy excellent artistic performances and be part of it, Seville has first class academies and a unique museum to discover the origin of flamenco : the Flamenco Dance Museum.