FLAMINGO ART

“The Spanish word flamenco could have been a derivative of “fire” or “flame”, as it is connected to the ‘Cante’ and the dance’s solemn, passionate nature.”

“The word flamenco may have come to be used for certain behaviour in general, which could possibly have come to be applied to the Gitano players and performers.”

“An Andalusian historian Blas Infante in his 1933 book Orígenes de lo Flamenco y Secreto del Cante Jondo suggests that the word flamenco comes from the Hispano-Arabic term fellah mengu, meaning “expelled peasant”.”

 

source @ ALLURE

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