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Flamenco Archaeology in Almería
A guided walking tour to know the true origin of flamenco, its essence, the perfect formula that created this music and makes the world thrilled. A hidden history, unknown for many, it still survives in the permanent marks of our memory. The key to a memory that will lead us to the flamenco’s prehistory. Before the flamenco’s art and music there were people. A social and cultural mix without precedents that coincides in a concrete place and time of history to produce, unexpectedly, an unique art in the world: the flamenco. A tough history, hard but real. A history that tells about us and the way that we move forward, pretending but reminding what we are: flamencos. In this experience you will visit related places with the past and present history of flamenco in Almería. You will also know the details and curiosities about flamenco’s music, art and way of life that is in the city’s air. Find out the alive testimony of a town’s resiliency, its land and its culture. Discover and feel the origin of flamenco. Programme:1.Puerta de Purchena. Gathering at the meeting point and introduction with the guide2.Jose Fernandez Torres "Tomatito" plaza. Almería, the guitar and its guitarists.3.The Arabic tank and Club Flamenca “El Taranto”. Al-Andalus and Etymology of flamenco4.Outside the church Santiago Apostol. The history of converts and outcasters.5.Ancient walls of the city. History and contribution of the gipsy people6.Gate of Alcazaba and the ancient Mesón Gitano. Flamenco at neighborhood level in Almería 7.Almedina’s neighborhood. The traces of memory.8.Granero Plaza. Hidden history of gastronomy and agriculture9.Outside the Guitar Museum, Antonio Torres y and the history of the modern guitar10.Plaza de la Catedral / Cathedral Plaza. Outcasts, pirates and the Inquisition.