A performance style usually consisting of a specific style of song, dance, and guitar playing, though flamenco guitar has become a genre
all its own. Born in Spain
, it is still most popular in that country, though today it can also be found throughout the Spanish
speaking world. Gypsies
are very often credited with its origins, and while they certainly played a large part in its creation, folk songs and traditions of Andalusia
and seven centuries of Muslim occupation
of that area also shaped it.
Flamenco guitar is very fast, and flamenco dancing is characterized by amazing dresses and what I can only describe as a kind of rythmic stomping.