The Atmosphere

The decoration of Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona, inspired by the Nasrid forms and architecture of Andalusia at the end of the 15th century, has been handcrafted by the official restorers of the Alhambra in Granada, Napoleon Morillas and Antonio Zubeldia. Our fidelity to these decorative motifs aims to remind Arab-Andalusian culture as one of the sources from which the root of flamenco drinks.

Origins of Nasrid Art

Nasrid art or Granada art represents the last stage of Hispano-Muslim art. Its development phase includes from the 13th to the 15th century and laid the foundations for the future birth of Mudejar art. Its main area of ​​influence was extended by the Nazari Kingdom of Granada, Barbary and various areas of the Iberian Peninsula. The origin of Nasrid art begins with the decline of the Almohad empire, beset by the proliferation of small kingdoms in al-Andalus during the 13th and 15th centuries. Years later, in 1237, the Nasrid kingdom was born and its capital was located in Granada for more than 200 years. The call Reconquista of the Christians was increasing the pressure and forcing the kingdom to give ground until, in 1492, Granada capitulated and with it the last Islamic stronghold, ending the Nasrid art in al-Andalus. The main paradigm of this art is found incontrovertibly in the Alhambra in Granada. Its name means Red Castle and comes from the Arabic "Qalat al-Ambra". The fascinating building synthesizes the Islamic palatine architecture with military architecture, which provides elements of fortification. The building has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is an incomparable symbol of Islamic palatine architecture. The Alhambra, together with the buildings and buildings of Granada, allow, due to its shape, colors and style, to establish the general framework of this art as an evolution of Hispano-Muslim art. Characteristics of this art are complex ornamentations, used to mask the poverty of construction materials such as stucco plasterwork, tiled skirting or painted decoration. Another very common feature is the cylindrical shaft column and the capital of two bodies, similar to the decorations of the tablao, one cylindrical decorated with ribbons and another cubic with ataurique. The wooden roofs are usually alternated with vaults of muqarnas made of stucco and the most common arches are half-stitched and pebbled.

Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

Link-up with the tablao

La mayoría de expertos coinciden al relacionar la música árabe con el flamenco, aún así resulta imposible saberlo con certeza debido a que la transmisión de conocimientos en aquella época se realizaba de forma oral. La explicación más aceptada sostiene que el flamenco se desarrolló sobre una base de música popular y andalusí, creando así unos melismas con grandes influencias de elementos árabes en Andalucía a principios del siglo XX. Según el estudioso del flamenco, HipólitoRossy, pueden encontrarse multitud de similitudes entre el flamenco y la cultura musical árabe:“...en el empleo constante y abusivo de notas de adorno, trinos, melismas, arrastres o portamentos (...) El empleo de apoyaturas ascendentes al comenzar el canto o algunos giros o frases dentro del mismo canto (...) La inclusión en el flamenco de la zambra mora y su influencia en algunos cantos murcianos y andaluces, como el tango flamenco, el taranto y la rondeña binaria.” Esta música y este arte se desarrolló en los tablaos flamencos, escenario histórico de este arte que ha influenciado de forma indudable algunas formas de expresión del arte y la cultura española de los siglos XIX y XX.

Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
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