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Some Flamenco Vocabulary
A wailing series of cries of ‘ay’ sung by the cantaor or called by the palmero during a performance.
A flamenco dancer male/female
Bata de cola
A traditional female flamenco costume with a train of ruffles which the dancer incorporates into the choreography with specific footwork techniques.
A drum like percussion instrument originally from Peru which the player sits on and play with the hands.
A Flamenco song
Small percussion instruments held in the hands and played with the fingers while dancing.
The rhythmical style of the dance or song.
A verse in a flamenco song
A flamenco group usually made up from a dancer/dancers, singer, a guitarist and a palmero.
The ending of a section of choreography indicated by the dancer with a certain pose or peice of footwork.
Deep feeling or inspiration that comes from within the artist during a flamenco performance.
Footwork performed as part of the choreography.
Different styles of Flamenco e.g. alegrais, bulerias, fandangos, tangos etc.
An introduction or section of a song played by the guitarist in which he/she is free to highlight their skill without having to concentrate on the choreography.
Flamenco festival held every year in towns and cities throughout Andalucia.
Flamenco party held in a restaurant, bar or home in which guests are free to spontaneously contribute by singing, dancing or playing the guitar.
Fin de Fiesta
The ending of a show or performance usually signified by the dancing of the bulerias.