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November 10, 2013


Category: General – Joan – 3:37 am

November 22, 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya, UNESCO recognized or declared, according to his personal interpretation, flamenco as patrimony of the humanity. The serpentine Flamenco dresses, that characteristic song, and the sensual, rhythmic dance, intrinsically Andalusians, already belong to everyone. Although welcome news to most, a minority, which makes itself heard, claiming that flamenco is a Gypsy art, with clearly Andalusian roots, and declare it as heritage is to weaken their true identity. The vast majority of the Flemish artists however do not share that view. They interpret the award as a deserved recognition of the universality of flamenco, a visceral art that speaks to all, whatever their native language. Indeed, in recent years flamenco has become an increasingly universal art.

More than a stereotypical image of Spain, flamenco today inspires the world of international pop music, and even more in the fashion world. Flamenco dresses, or clothing inspired by them, is increasingly on the international catwalks, and flamingos are sold, in their millions, all over the world. The award is a big step for the promotion of Andalusia in the whole world, and the promulgation of the culture of flamenco: spontaneous dance, flamenco dresses, discs and books. Those who supported the Flemish company am, (that was created a year ago to promote the attempt to be recognized internationally after a defeat in 2005) ensures that the prize will help preserve the art in a world dominated by globalization. His detractors however question the reasons behind the campaign and fear that make flamenco heritage of humility will emphasize its side surface and tourist. Guarantee of the survival of the art or symbol of the superficiality of modern flamenco, the prize has excited all Seville, where, as they have done so for centuries, las sevillanas dresses Flemish posts, celebrate what dancing with the Goblin.

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