Nobody knows for certain where the term for the music genre flamenco comes from. In relation to the type of bird flamingo, it means “flaming”, namely colored, although it can also mean Flemish, and therefore allude to the region of Flanders (nowadays Belgium). The courtiers of Karl V (Carlos I of Spain) came mainly from Flanders and were known for their colorful garments in an exaggerated courtly representation. Regarding performance: A flamenco concert is more formal. A traditional concert only has one singer and one guitar, whereas a dance concert usually includes two or three guitars, as well as one/several interpreters, and one or more dancers. The so called New Flamenco (Flamenco Nuevo) from Camarón de la Isla and others includes: flutes, saxophone, piano, keyboards, bass guitars and/or E-guitars. When referring to its execution, the theatrical presentation of flamenco music is comparable to a ballet performance. One recognizes typical Flamenco styles (Palos) by the rhythmical patterns and chord progressions. There are about 50 different patterns, even though only about a dozen of these palos are played regularly. A typical chord progression is the Andalusian Cadenza: A-G-F-E. Further information is also available under Wikipedia: Flamenco Music (Engl.).
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Classical Spanish / latin style with two acoustic guitars and castanets. Nice and easy with a good feeling.
A solo guitar piece with hugely Hispanic and Latin overtones. This habanera, (or dance of Havana), has a wonderful swaying theme which transports you to exotic places and bars. Great for travel sequences.
A warm-blooded, sensual Mexican ballad with spanish guitars and accordeon.
Feel-good, melodic, warm and friendly and very traditional Mexican or South American guitar track.
Authentic flamenco (rumba) with spanish acoustic guitar, castanets, claps (palmas), shaker, upright bass and drums. The music begins calm and evolves to an authentic rumba party song, perfect for documentary (Spain, Mallorca), corporate movies (tour operator) and advertising.
A mid-tempo, easy going, breezy chill-out track with a slightly spanish, latin feel. Excellent as background music for any media. Blues inspired guitar solo at about 1:30. There is also an alternative version with more, busier guitar melodies throughout.
Flamenco song with spanish acoustic guitar, bass, castanets, cajon and a smooth sound of the sea in the background. Passionate, romantic and slightly melancholic.
Authentic, traditional Flamenco music with Spanish acoustic guitar, cajon and percussion (Palmas). Melancholic but passionate and slightly dramatic song – very unique music, perfect for movies, documentary or topics about Spain in general.
Smooth and melodoc latin ballad with spanish guitars.
Fast and romantic. Acoustic guitar takes over the melody against a steady Lounge-beat with appropriate background
Sensitive, melancholic song with Spanish acoustic guitar, piano, acoustic bass and smooth drums. Perfect background music for documentary about Spain or Cuba and for romantic movies.
This is about passion, desire and longing, with southern fire.
Maintained Flamenco track with fiery ingredients
Expressive production music and impressive in its virtuosity. Best Spanish guitar with accompaniment. Stock Music at it's best!
Spanish temperament as a World Trance track.
Flamenco Dance Mix, the guitar is flying over the harmonies, the rhythm drives all forward, as icing on the cake a accordion comes as a bridge. Festive mood guaranteed.
Emotional but restrained, traditional spanish guitar piece.