Flamenco venues (tablaos flamencos)

20 agosto, 2018

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The term ’tablao flamenco’ is relatively young. It was the mid- 60s of the twentieth century when «café cantante» began to be popularly known as “tablao flamenco”.
The «café cantante” (singer cafe) started to become popular during the nineteenth century, but it was not until the middle of this stage, when it started to have a big crowd.

These locals had a great importance in the development of flamenco, because it gone from being a family celebration with a very restricted access to being shared with the public. The arrival of “singer cafes” meant the openness to a popular audience and the professionalization of flamenco. People began to appreciate this different way of understanding music.
Many critics consider that we know how flamenco is today due to the work carried through in these places by the artists’ work and cooperation: with their “palos”, touch, dances and styles. Instruments such as the violin and tambourine were also discarded.
It was already around 1920 when “singer cafes » began to lose importance , and the flamenco venues began to become established, which are places provided with better means (infrastructure , acoustics, more space) to make this art a skilled job.

The most important “tablaos flamencos” in Seville are: