In 2010 flamenco was recognised by unesco as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity (ich) it was a seminal moment in the history of flamenco which has progressed from a tradition embedded in gypsy and working class communities to a genre taught in conservatoires. Along with the development of flamenco dance, guitar players supporting the dancers increasingly gained a reputation, and so flamenco guitar as an art form by itself was born a most important artist in this development was silverio franconetti, a non-gypsy seaman of italian descent. In its origins and development, flamenco was not spanish, but romani: of course, in order to live here, the romani had to subject progressively to spanish laws and culture so, at most, flamenco is a product of this long and difficult relationship. So the roma gypsies can be very well called the first nris(non residential indians) to reach europe latest dna among various roma communities and linguistic analysis strongly proves that they are definitely of indian origin. The enlargement of the eu to include many eastern european countries has been a positive development for roma the eu has really run with the roma issue and now there are lots of new policies and laws designed to protect the roma.
The gitanos, or gypsies living in andalusia, were fundamental in maintaining a core form of flamenco through generations the spanish inquisition of 1492 persecuted and expelled the gitanos, denying public expression of their culture or beliefs. Flamenco is an individualistic folk art, a genuine southern art form, which was mainly originated by andalusian gypsies it exists in 3 forms: el cante, song, el baile, dance and guitarrra, guitar playing its roots also are with arabs, spanish jews and socially outcasted christians. Before arriving in spain, my only knowledge of gypsies came from disney movies, specifically the female lead of the hunchback of notre dame, esmereldamy first week in spain, i learned the connection between gypsies and the ever-popular flamenco dancing and noticed the abundance of “la gitana” restaurants and cafes. (5) leblon, bernard, gypsies and flamenco: the emergence of the art of flamenco in andalusia, 1995, hatfield, university of hertfordshire press, (6) it is claimed by authorities on the history of musical instruments that the original moorish oud had four double courses.
While the specific origins of flamenco are lost to history, it is clear that there are arab influences, especially in the style performed in the gypsy caves in granada i went to a flamenco performance completely unaware of the history or of the muslim connection (it was just one of those things that i wanted to do while i was in spain. The spanish word flamenco means “flemish,” and its later usage in the sense “gypsy-like,” especially in reference to a song, dance, and guitar-music style, has inspired a number of hypotheses about why the word flamenco came to be associated with gypsies however, all of these theories seem implausible. In essay format: “trace the development of flamenco dance from its beginnings traveling from india by the gypsies, including the influence of indian religious dance, then migrating through spain as a social dance, and eventually to latin america.
As flamenco flourished, however, the connection between gypsies and the flamenco art complex has become increasingly ambiguous as the art became professionalized today a significant share of dancers, singers and guitarists are non-gypsies ( payos . Even when the guitar began to play a more important role in flamenco, distinct gypsy and non-gypsy styles of playing emerged andalucian folk music on the other hand, was very public music, sung in the major and minor modes and was often accompanied by groups of instruments. Flores, tania, the barzakh of flamenco: tracing the spirituality, locality and musicality of flamenco from south of the strait of development of flamenco and flamenco theory since 2008, i have been thinking and writing despite the fact that scholars agree that flamenco’s influences include the music of andalusian folk traditions. Flamenco is the music of the andalusian gypsies and played in their social community andalusian people who grew up around gypsies were also accepted as “flamencos” (paco de lucía) other regions, mainly extremadura and murcia, have also contributed to the development of flamenco, and many flamenco artists have been born outside andalusia.
The spanish flamenco guitarist paco de lucía has died aged 66 of a heart attack while on holiday in mexico with his family, according to official sources in his home town of algeciras in andalucia. Abstract flamenco is a way of life which is born from the necessity of a population to express itself due to the great impact which flamenco dance has had in recent years, it has become widely known and practised around the word. In the eighteenth century attitude towards the gypsies changed considerably,which resulted in numerous bands of gypsies descending on the small villages and towns, bringing with them their exciting, seductive music- flamenco. Vansteenburg, jessica, understanding folk dance and gypsy style in selected pieces for clarinet and piano by 20th century hungarian composers: an interpretive guide (2009) student research, creative activity, and performance - school of music.
Gypsy musical influences the gypsy roots come from ancient india where the name “gypsy” came about from the colloquial term calling gypsies little egyptians throughout history, the gypsy lineages have largely influenced the indigenous and ethnic roots of many music genres. Romani music (often referred to as gypsy or gipsy music, which is considered a derogatory term) is the music of the romani people, who have their origins in northern india, but today live mostly in europe. Flamenco is the most wide spread dance form that gives credit to the gypsies in its development flamenco was not created by the gypsies alone, but rather developed out of a fusion of the moorish, andalusian, spanish folk styles with those that the gypsies had brought from their homelands. The gypsies the moors, or arabs the jews available evidence suggests that antonio de torres should be credited with the development and stabilization of the flamenco guitar in the 1850's, at the same period and in the same way he defined the classical guitar.