It’s difficult to divorce the emotion, song, and dance of the Flamenco. Along with a Flamenco guitarist, the dancer would convey emotion, story, and tone. It’s romantic, passionate, and can even be performed in groups — not just with soloists. Flamenco dancers can be male or female as well.
“Spanish flamenco music is the result of an interchange of musical styles, culture, and folklore between the Roma people (known as gitanos in Spain) and the native Andalusians, Castilians, Moors, and Sephardic Jews in the early eighteenth century.” Masterclass
Spanish Flamenco Guitar Songs
The hot 50 flamenco songs are listed as the most downloaded songs chart on Amazon.
While watching this video of the Ballet Flamenco, you may be reminded of Irish Clogging, tap dance, Step, and other folk-based dances. Passed on through the culture, Flamenco is rich in history. We dare you to not be moved to your core while watching a performance. Whether you decide to add the dance at the wedding reception (first dance challenge?), Flamenco is perfect for any part of your wedding ceremony.
According to Wikipedia, these are some of the most influential Flamenco artists:
- Vicente Escudero
- Lola Flores
- Antonio Gades
- Carlos Montoya
- Antonio Ruiz Soler
- Juanito Valderrama
Flamenco is a sub-genre of Latin music. If you’re interested in more Latin music, check out our list of the Hot 50 Spanish Songs.
Why Hire a Flamenco Guitarist for Your Wedding?
Though we were a professional DJ company for over twenty years, there is nothing like live music. Just like a string quartet or harpist at your wedding ceremony, a Flamenco guitarist conveys the emotion from the songs in a way that is memorable.
“At a wedding or any special event, the Flamenco guitar offers incredible changes of intensity from sweet, slow and subtle playing to a more upbeat, stronger, fiery sound The guitar can be played during the wedding to create that special atmosphere. I don’t think you can compare a DJ and pre-recorded music with the magic of a live musician.” Sunshine Wedding Spain
If you have a Flamenco song that should be added to our list, be sure to comment on your suggestion below. If you are searching for other cultural song lists, be sure to check out our list of cultural song lists.