To promote and facilitate local flamenco activities.
To build and increase awareness about flamenco art in Edmonton and Alberta.
To be an umbrella organization for local flamenco artists, schools, presenters, aficionados and community at large.
Our members find
Outlet for creating and supporting flamenco related events (including and not limited to flamenco jams: palmas, cante, dance; movie nights, flamenco items exchanges, workshops and shows by local and visiting artists).
Discount on selected Society events.
Advanced notifications ( social media, emails) about flamenco events in Edmonton.
Flamenco is an artform and genre of music native to
the southern Spanish regions of Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia.
It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and jaleo, which refers to the vocalizations and rhythmic sounds of palmas (hand clapping) and pitos (finger snapping). Flamenco is often associated with the gypsies of Spain. The very distinctive styles of flamenco come from fusion of the various cultures that have coexisted in southern Spain; the most widespread highlights a Morisco heritage, with the cultural melting pot that was Andalusia at the time (Gypsies, Andalusians, Moors, Castilian settlers, and Jews) fostering flamenco development over time.
In recent years, flamenco has become popular all over the world and is taught in many countries.
On November 16, 2010 UNESCO inscribed Flamenco on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The flamenco community in Edmonton has existed for many years. There are numerous artists, teachers, students and aficionados involved in creating and sharing this beautiful and passionate art .