My Journey with Flamenco
Experience “My Journey with Flamenco.” This series of virtual performances and interviews is inspired by Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, an exhibition spanning 4,000 years of Hispanic art and culture. See the varied styles of flamenco—a form of Spanish song and dance based on the music traditions of southern Spain from the 9th to 14th centuries—in videos featuring Ana María Barceló and the founders of Houston flamenco performance company Solero Flamenco: Jeremías García and Irma La Paloma.
Guajiras are part of the Cantes de Ida y Vuelta in the flamenco repertoire, an adaptation of El Punto Cubano or Punto Guajiro.
Bulerías del Desenamoro
One of the most popular styles of flamenco is Bulerías. Among the variations that developed in southern Spain are Bulerías de Jerez and Bulerías de Cádiz.
The origin of tangos flamencos is attributed to a mixture of influences. Music from southern Spain, specifically Cádiz and Sevilla, was transported to the Caribbean, combining with Afro Cuban sounds.
The Art of Flamenco
Watch the interviews below to learn more about flamenco and each performer’s journey with this style of dance.
Ana María Barceló
Irma La Paloma
Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; H-E-B; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.
“Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library” is organized by the Hispanic Society of America, New York.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Lead Corporate Sponsor:
Generous funding provided by:
Robert Lehman Foundation
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation