Flamenco Forms Gallery
Levante is a term used to refer to Spain's Eastern coast. It takes its name from the wind that arrives in Spain from the direction of the Levante, the eastern coast of the Mediterranean. Although the Levante of Spain stretches from Barcelona to Almería, in flamenco it refers to a group of songs from eastern Andalucía, from Almería to Valencia, including Granada and Murcia. The flamenco songs from this region are known as Cantes de Levante, and because this is mining country, Cantes de las Minas
About Alegrías Alegrías is the best known form in a family of lively, vibrant songs known as Cantiñas. Cantiñas developed during the Peninsular War in the early 19th Century when Spanish partisans gathered on the Atlantic coast near Cádiz to launch the first attacks against Napoleon. The music of Cádiz blended with jotas from Aragón, and the Cantiñas and its variations were born: Cantiñas, Alegrías, Mirabrás, Caracoles and Romeras. The Alegrías has emerged as the most popular version of the so
Bulerías is one of flamenco's most flexible forms: constantly changing, spontaneous, humorous, equally at home on a concert stage or at a private juerga. It's the Rock'n Roll of flamenco - fast, rhythmic party music laced with social commentary that mocks the rich as it entertains them.