The flamenco dance show provides a feast for the people of Islo

The artists will also perform in Faisalabad, Lahore and Karachi. Ambassador Duran deserves kudos for introducing this kind of music to Pakistan

Staff report/DNA

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the Islamabad Club organized a Flamenco dance show in the beautiful laws of the Islamabad Cricket Club, adjacent to the Pakistan Sports Complex. The venue was recently inaugurated through the efforts of Cabinet Secretary and Islamabad Club Administrator Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, who happens to be an avid cricketer himself and a cricketer himself.

The flamenco dance (baile) is a very expressive Spanish dance form. Flamenco is a solo dance characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm, and body movements. The dance is usually accompanied by a singer and a guitarist.

The Spanish Ambassador, Manuel Duran, in his brief remarks, introduced the Spanish artists to the audience in addition to giving a brief description of what the artists were going to present. The audience couldn’t help but applaud the artists after witnessing their spellbinding performance.

The artists will also perform in Faisalabad, Lahore and Karachi. Ambassador Duran deserves kudos for introducing this kind of music to Pakistan. During his tenure, he facilitated a number of these performances. The last performance organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aroused great interest.

The Ambassador said that last year we celebrated a very special anniversary: ​​70 years ago, diplomatic relations between Spain and Pakistan began with the establishment in 1951 of our first embassy in Karachi, which was later transferred to Islamabad.

Since then, I and all my predecessors have worked with one goal in mind: to strengthen the ties between our countries and our peoples, to increase contacts and to encourage Pakistani citizens to discover all that Spain represents: an open and friendly country. , with a long and rich history that connects us to the rest of the world. As you know, Spanish culture is immense and diverse, the result of centuries of evolution and contact with other peoples.

“And today I would like to focus precisely on culture: the Spanish Embassy has brought a flamenco music group directly from Seville, Andalusia, to Islamabad.. Today will be the starting point of a tour that will take them to other cities.

While talking about dance, he said, flamenco, although it needs no introduction: flamenco is one of the most valuable manifestations of Spain’s intangible cultural heritage, classified by UNESCO. It’s a mixture of dancing, singing and applause. And the roots of flamenco, although somewhat mysterious, seem to lie in the migration of Roma from this subcontinent to Spain between the 9th and 14th centuries. These migrants brought with them musical instruments, such as tambourines, bells and wooden castanets, as well as a vast repertoire of songs and dances. Once in Spain, these traditions merged with the art of the gypsies living in the southwest of Spain and flamenco was born.

As you can see, even though 6,500 kilometers separate our two countries, culture brings us together and shows us how close we can be. Hope you enjoy today’s cultural show.

“I would like to give a small token of gratitude and respect to the honorable administrator, Mr. Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, and the respected secretary, Mr. Sheharyar Mirza.”

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