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Flamenco: intangible heritage


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We find the first documentary references about flamenco as a musical genre in the Madrid press in the mid-19th century. Since then, the possibilities that the capital has offered to artists of the genre and the acceptance by the heterogeneous and multicultural Madrid public have allowed its evolution and appreciation and have generated a feeling of belonging in many of them.

In theaters, singing cafés, colmaos, peñas, tablaos or dance academies, the flamenco artist has been able to make use of his creative freedom, showing the public his creations, traditional or contemporary, from Antonio Chacón's snails from the late 90th century, to Caño Roto sound from the seventies, Camarón's voice during the Madrid scene or the young flamencos with Ketama proclaiming their famous "Vente pa' Madrid" in the 'XNUMXs.

Flamenco, therefore, has its roots in traditions and oral expressions, social practices and festive events that place it as an intangible asset of undoubted value and historical roots documented in the Community of Madrid, which has led to its declaration as an Asset of Interest. Cultural.