Flamenco is an art in constant evolution and it began to take shape in the mid-nineteenth century, with the appearance of the singing cafes. Find out here more information on Flamenco History.


Flamenco History

The Flamenco is, as we know, an Andalusian art, it is the result of the popular sings and dances of the gypsies.

Flamenco is an art in constant evolution and it began to take shape in the mid-nineteenth century, with the appearance of the singing cafes. Dance, singing and clapping are the conjunction of this form of expression that the gypsies guarded in their hermetic world: their customs and their way of life could only be projected abroad from the law issued by King Charles III (1783) that equaled them in rights to any Spanish subject.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

Flamenco is a cultural expression in constant evolution which is manifested, mainly, in three modalities: singing, dancing and guitar playing.

Flamenco, as we already know, is a purely Andalusian phenomenon. It is the result of those popular Andalusian cantes and dances brought to the world of gypsies, who gave them a special color and assimilated it to their musical culture. And from that melting pot of Andalusian music, from that fusion of millenary cultures, from that symbiosis, this flamenco-gypsy-Andalusian art flourishes, and the gypsy people returns it to us with the depth and the temperament that characterize them.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
The gypsy, as a smart and clever people, finds a more humane and worthy way of subsistence, professionalizing his privileged ability.

Carlos III shelters them in the neighborhood of Triana and, from then on, we could say that Sevilla without Triana would be Seville with one arm less.

To speak of flamenco is to speak of the most important popular and traditional musical fact of the entire West, which is currently shared and enjoyed throughout the world as a globalized cultural event. However, although flamenco in its three basic aspects (singing, dancing and playing) is declared an Artistic Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO and is already a universal musical fact, it is necessary to contemplate and analyze it through Andalusian history itself, since that Andalusia is its homeland, its root and foundation.

From the legends to the stars of the current flamenco scene

Here have performed flamenco legends such as Camarón, Farruco, Chocolate, Manuela Carrasco or Fernanda & Bernarda. Many names in an endless list, which has made this tablao into an unquestionable reference in Spain and a necessary step for the best flamenco artists in Barcelona, such as Miguel Poveda, Jesús Carmona, BelénLópez or Mayte Martín, among many others.

Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

Since its foundation in 1970, the most important flamenco artists keep constantly performing at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona.

Camarón de la Isla , Farruco, Fernanda y Bernarda de Utrera, El Guito, La Tati, Manuela Carrasco, La Yerbabuena, Belén Maya, Israel Galván, Pastora Galván, Remedios Amaya, Chocolate, Turronero, Terremoto hijo, La Susi, La Cañeta de Málaga, Cancanilla de Marbella, Duquende, Farruquito, Miguel Poveda, Marcos Flores, Mayte Martín, Montse Cortés, La Tana or Arcángel are only some of the distinguished names in a list of artists that have left Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona’s audience in awe with their skills.

Our famous artists

Committed to the young flamenco promises

The historical tablao has been the springboard to stardom for many of the artists born in Catalonia, who have learnt on its stage, maturing as professionals before they became known. Miguel Poveda, currently considered one of the best flamenco singers, if not the best, started his career at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona. He kept learning on its stage since he was 18 years old until he became famous thanks to his acclaimed performance at the International Cante de las Minas Contest, where he won the coveted prize La Lámpara Minera. Many other artists have learnt with the discipline and the values of this house, a cradle of flamenco and university for the rising stars from Barcelona and the rest of Spain.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
A good example of Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona’s educational labor are many of the Catalan succesful artists that tour Spain both solo or with the best artists and companies that grew up on this stage: Miguel Poveda, Jesús Carmona, José Luis Montón, Juan Ramón Caro, Pedro Sierra, Mayte Martín, Montse Cortés, Duquende, Matías López “Mati”, Morenito de Íllora, Juan Manzano “Coco”, Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”, Joaquín “El Duende” or “El Salao”, among many others.


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Find out here more information on Flamenco History in general and also Flamenco History in Barcelona. Flamenco is an art in constant evolution and it began to take shape in the mid-nineteenth century, with the appearance of the singing cafes. Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is the historic Flamenco tablao in Barcelona and one of the most emblematic points of Las Ramblas. Founded in 1970 by a family of artists, Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is internationally recognised by audiences, connoisseurs and flamenco artists.