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Flamenco - Its Origin and evolution Many of the details of the development of flamenco are lost in Spanish history. There are several reasons for this lack of historical evidence: Flamenco sprang from the lower levels of Andalucian society, and thus lacked the prestige of other art forms among the middle and higher classes.
Flamenco music also slipped in and out of fashion several times during its existence. The turbulent times of the people involved in flamenco culture. The Moors, the Gitanos and the Jews were all persecuted, and the Moors moriscos and Jews were expelled by the Spanish Inquisition in Many of the songs in flamenco still reflect the spirit of desperation, struggle, hope, and pride of the people during this time of persecution.
The Gitanos have been fundamental in maintaining this art form, but they have an oral culture. Their songs were passed on to new generations by repeated performances within their social community. The non-gypsy Andalucian poorer classes, in general, were also illiterate.
There was a lack of interest from historians and musicologists. Nationalistic or ethnic bias has also been frequent in flamencology. There are questions not only about the origins of the music and dances of flamenco, but also about the origins of the very word flamenco.
Whatever the origins of the word, in the early 19th century it began to be used to describe a way of life centered around this music and usually involving Gypsies. In his book Zincali, George Borrow writes that the word flamenco is synonymous with "Gypsy".
Yet there is a problem with this theory, in that the word is first attested three centuries after the end of the Moorish reign. Infante links the term to the ethnic Andalucians of Muslim faith, the Moriscos, who would have mixed with the Gypsy newcomers in order to avoid religious persecution.
Background For a complete picture of the possible influences that gave rise to flamenco, attention must be paid to the cultural and musical background of the Iberian Peninsula since Ancient times. Long before the Moorish invasion inVisigothic Spain had adopted its own liturgical musical forms, the Visigothic or Mozarabic rite, strongly influenced by Byzantium.
The Mozarabic rite survived the Gregorian reform and the Moorish invasion, and remained alive at least until the 10th or 11th century. Unfortunately, owing to the type of musical notation in which these Mozarabic chants were written, it is not possible to determine what this music really sounded like, so the theory remains unproven.
Moor is not the same as Moslem.
Moor comes from the Latin Mauroi, meaning an inhabitant of North Africa. The Carthaginians, for instance, came from North Africa.I'm driving, so I have to stay sober tonight..
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Flamenco - Its Origin and evolution. Many of the details of the development of flamenco are lost in Spanish history. There are several reasons for this lack of historical evidence.
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