It is said that the birthplace of Flamenco is Jerez
de la Frontera.But due to the nomadic nature of the
Gypsies , Flamenco established his roots in other Andalucian
towns , Sevilla and Granada.
In spite than the Gypsies did not gain any respect and
honor for their contribution to the Flamenco until quite
recently The Gypsies has always been considered the
best interpreters of this art form.
Jerez is home to a large gipsy settlement, generating
over the years the richest and deepest wealth of gipsy
song: from the 18th century with Tío Luis el
de la Juliana until nowadays.
Flamenco is alive in Jerez and has been passed down
through several flamenco family lineages:
Los Carrascos, los Junqueras, los Vargas , los Valencias
, los Cepero etc…
From where many recognized artist comes from like Agujetas,
José Mercé , Moraíto, Juan Mojama,
and many others .
Jerez keep on to support and promote flamenco all around
the world because it is part of its identity and tradition.
Félix Grande said : "one of the most beautiful
types of music on earth, one of the most replete with
consolation and grief to ever have been invented by
the genius, pain and memory of man. A voice which tells
us of the sorrow and arrogance of a marginalization
which has ended up converting itself into an authentic
work of art".
Cristina Hoyos (famous dancer) said: "You can't
understand flamenco, it is something you feel. The person
who is sitting on the chair must feel that what you
are doing is something out of the ordinary".
Antonio Canales (flamenco dancer) said: Today, anyone
who has a big heart understands flamenco". Paco
de Lucía (Guitarist) "To feel alive is to
continue discovering surprises, new nuances".