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Posted By: dianavan
17-Dec-04 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: Flamenco Music
Subject: RE: Flamenco Music
There is Flamenco in Vancouver, B.C. at Kinos.

I once took a workshop in Flamenco dancing. First rule: a Flamenco guitarist.

Flamenco used to be regarded as the poor man's music of Spain. It is now more mainstream, somewhat like the Blues in America.

One other thing - Apparently, women over 40 are the best Flamenco dancers because they have acquired 'duende'. Younger women just haven't lived long enough - or so I was told!

The first time I saw Flamenco was in a cave in Spain. It was 1969 and I was impressed (maybe shocked is a better word). I was, at that time, a young American girl who thought she had seen it all. I was very wrong.