Impromptu Flamenco session • Streets of Nuremberg

Impromptu Flamenco session at Sevilles Plaza de España

Time to start a photography recap of our last trip to Seville, Spain. The first post is about an impromptu Flamenco session we saw while walking around Plaza de Espana. For a bit of background on Flamenco and some of the other images continuing after the jump…

Impromptu Flamenco session at Sevilles Plaza de España

Flamenco is a genre of music, dance and song originating in the Andalusian region of southern Spain. It is characterized by powerful and rhythmic footwork, passionate vocals and intricate guitar playing.

Flamenco has its roots in the melting pot of cultures in Andalusia in the 15th century. The music and dance of the region was influenced by the gypsies who settled there, as well as the Jewish and Muslim communities that were expelled from Spain during the Inquisition.

The basic elements of Flamenco include guitar, vocals, dance and rhythm, which is often performed by clap or percussion instruments such as the cajon. The guitar is a key component of Flamenco music, providing melody and rhythm. Her vocals are often characterized by a raw emotional quality, with the singer delivering heartfelt lyrics that often deal with love, loss, and longing.

Impromptu Flamenco session at Sevilles Plaza de España.

Flamenco dance is known for its strong and expressive footwork, which is usually accompanied by flexible and graceful arm movements. Dancers often wear colorful costumes and use musical instruments or fans to accentuate their movements.

Over the years, Flamenco has evolved and adapted to incorporate influences from other cultures and musical styles, but remains an important part of Spanish culture. Today, people from all over the world enjoy flamenco, both as a form of entertainment and as a way to connect with Spanish culture and history.

Impromptu Flamenco session at Sevilles Plaza de España

Three photos taken with a Leica SL2-S and a Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8/24-70 ASPH, one with an iPhone 14. Can you tell which is which? I think the difference in image quality is obvious. Post-processing (monochrome conversion) in Lightroom CC.

We wish you a great start to the Easter weekend!

Marcus

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