It’s called tablao flamenco the type of site that offers shows related to flamenco. The heirs of the formerly known as coffees singers arise in the course of the decade of the 60’s. These temples of the flamenco have had a capital importance in the recovery and in the maintenance of the flamenco art, considered by UNESCO as a Intangible Cultural heritage of Humanity.
There are numerous flamenco shows large solera preserved in Madrid, Córdoba and different capitals, and locations of Andalusia but only one city can be considered the capital of the tablao flamenco: Seville this being the cradle of flamenco.
Origin and history of the tablao flamenco
The flamenco shows has its origin in the coffees singers of the NINETEENTH century. Before their existence the flamenco shows is limited to private celebrations and parties. Were the cabarets that gave visibility to the flamenco before a huge audience.
The cabarets were very similar to the current flamenco shows, being composed of large rooms with tables and chairs for attendees and a large table in the center —the tablao—, which were the artists for their performances.
The cabarets have boosted that would be known as Golden age of Flamenco between the years 1860 and 1919, the period in which flamenco has evolved so much in his music as in his singing and dancing. It was also the time in which emerged important flamenco schools in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, and in the Triana neighbourhood of Seville. The flamenco ceased to be a minority to become a universal art.
Between 1880 and 1920 there emerged great flamenco singers that made the guitar in the great musical accompaniment of the “cante jondo”.
To the late 50’s Spain began an era of economic development, very driven by a growing tourism that would transform all structures and facets. The flamenco was no stranger to this phenomenon, rather being the spearhead of the resurgence of national, becoming the flamenco shows, which thus came to be called the cabarets, in the print more visible of the unforgettable “Spain is different”.
The tourists mad —and still do— with this art of great purity, by passing the flamenco shows to be places most frequented by the foreigners to soak up the Spanish culture.
It is from the 60’s, when there are other great geniuses of the flamenco: the guitarist Paco de Lucia, the dancers Matilde Coral and Farruco and the singers Enrique Morente and Camarón de la Isla, whose figure was a devotion between the lovers of the flamenco who could almost be described as religious; among many others.
The popularity of the flamenco shows already never wane.
The best flamenco shows in Seville
There are numerous flamenco shows in Seville in which to enjoy the best music and the best dance of this art, which is so andalusian, and at the same time so universal. But today we’re just going to mencionaros the 2 that we recommend to visit.
Tablao flamenco Sevilla
One of the flamenco shows with the greatest charm of the entire city, located just to the side of the Cathedral of Seville. Allows you to enjoy the show two-a few meters from the guitarists, singers and dancers, making you feel the flamenco art in all its intensity. An unforgettable experience.
Tablao flamenco Álvarez Quintero
Original and authentic tablao flamenco located in a beautiful house of eighteenth-centuryat the foot of the mythical Giralda. A place to enjoy, be amazed, feel and live flamenco in all its aspects: guitar, dance and cante jondo. A show full of tradition and sentiment where artists bare their soul with passion.
How to behave in a tablao flamenco
A tablao flamenco it is not a nightclub, but neither is a funeral. There is that enjoy the unparalleled spectacle with the due respect to the artists that will leave the skin at each performance, no-fuss but without soserías.
In a tablao flamenco the public is part of the show, do not cut in drop some “olé” when the emotion you embriague, something nothing strange in the course of the proceedings.
You will not find better show in Seville a tablao flamenco incomparable mixture of fun and culture of an art that, to fuer of local, has gone on to become universal, still the picture more alive and race of a country as “different” as Spain.