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Tim Rutherford-JohnsonTim Rutherford-Johnson

Southern Spanish genre of traditional song, dance, and guitar music. Its origins are obscure, but may lie in the combination of Arab, Jewish, and, especially, Romany influences in medieval Spain. Flamenco song is highly expressive, making use of penetrating vocal timbre and semi-improvised ornamentation. Dance is similarly demonstrative, using a characteristically upright posture and incorporating percussive hand clapping and foot stamping.... ...

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