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Flamenco. An art that´s difficult to explain

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We travel to the Casa del Marqués winery, in Jerez de la Frontera, to witness one of most spectacular, live flamenco shows in Andalusia and feel the vibrations and understand the emotions of this art

Flamenco is like the flag of Andalusia. It's part of our identity. Art in movement and sound of the deepest traditions of Andalusia. It's difficult to explain flamenco in words. We could speak of its history, its roots, of the songs. We could mention a range of old artists like Camarón or guitarists of the stature of Paco de Lucía.

There are a wide number of adjectives to describe flamenco. Vibrant, agile, spontaneous, exciting, intense

We could describe it in a thousand different ways, show you to dozens of images, the expressions of those who dance it. Energetic expressions of passion, joy or pain.

We could describe it and try to make you feel the vibrations of the steps.

We could try to transmit the emotional words of the stars of this art. An art that cannot be learned.

An art that someone is born with, that they are brought up with and are surrounded by from birth, at home, with their family, fiestas and on a day-to-day basis. These artists live and breath flamenco. It is constantly in their lives.

We could try and explain the feelings, the words and the excitement of first-class dancers, to try and make you understand just a small part of how it feels to watch a live show. So to try and do this, we have travelled, to Jerez de la Frontera, considered as the birthplace of this art.

The birthplace of extraordinary dancers, singers and guitarists such as those that we had the honour of meeting at la Bodega Casa del Marqués, probably one of the best places to see an authentic flamenco show.

Defining the emotion that you feel at these live shows, as we felt, is difficult. It could be defined as a group of "emotions”. And you don't have to know anything about flamenco in able to feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when watching a show like this. You just have to have a slightly sensitive side to become emotional and break into an applause.

We could try and describe flamenco with 2 or 3 reports full of information and history, but we'd prefer for you to experience it first-hand and find the adjective that best describes the emotions that you feel seeing a live show like this

Flamenco. An art that´s difficult to explain
Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera.