Tag Archives: Cultural Music and Dance

Saturday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

Flamenco dancing is a thunderous, soulful, sometimes melancholy dance that originated in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Watching these dancers expose their emotion and passion through their strong and precise motions is not only beautiful, but extremely moving. Flamenco combines pride, strength, … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

Flamenco performance has evolved during the history of this musical genre. In the beginning (the 18th century at the latest), songs were sung without any guitar accompaniment; during the 19th century, the guitar was used to accompany songs, and since … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

Flamenco originally crystalized among the Gypsies in the 18th century.[4] In its earlier forms, it consisted of the song or cante without any musical instruments for accompaniment, with the exception of a long, dry stick that was held upright and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

In flamenco a tango (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtaŋgo]) is one of the flamenco palos closely related in form and feeling to the Flamenco Rumba. It is often performed as a finale to a flamenco tiento. Its compas and llamada are the same … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

Flamenco is a Spanish art form made up of three parts: guitar playing (“guitarra”), song (“cante”) and dance (“baile”). Flamenco originated in the southern regions of Spain, but it’s thought to be influenced by many world cultures, including Latin American, … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

Flamenco (Spanish pronunciation: [flaˈmeŋko]) is a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). First mentioned in literature in 1774, the genre … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Cultural Music and Dance

Tahitian dance is exuberant and vibrant, and has a long history of cultural significance. These  dances are associated with certain events and occasions, and there are multiple  dance styles. Tahitian dance has had a difficult history, but despite setbacks  to … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread Open Thread | Cultural Music and Dance

Flamenco dance (baile) is a highly-expressive, Spanish dance form. The flamenco is a solo dance characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm and body movements. With roots in Indian, Arabic, Spanish cultures, flamenco dance is known for … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Cultural Music and Dance

The folk music  in Ethiopia is usually played with folk dancing, in a very attractive and dramatic manner. It is also accompanied by clapping of the hands associated with the beats rhythm. Folk dancing has an overall impressive defect that … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Cultural Music and Dance

Chinese water sleeve dance is supposed to imitate the movement of water.  In Chinese Opera the sleeves are often about the length (on both male and female charater roles) that Kiki has them on her costumes.  As a stand alone … Continue reading

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