If we had to define the territory of Andalusia quickly, we will use the words : Flamenco , Paella and the Virgen of Rocio
We have been told that the most important component of flamenco is the element known as duende, which is shrouded in as much mystery as flamenco itself. Writers and poets over the years have given duende a magical and mysterious meaning, a spiritual significance that goes beyond human understanding.
Many will say that duende can only be experienced in certain surroundings like an intimate flamenco session where a singer will be possessed by the dark tones of the song and the spirit will enter the mind and soul of anyone who opens up to it.
Federico Garcia Lorca define el duende como el grito degollado de la muerte. Grito de muerte que ha permanecido vivo a través del toreo y se materializa en el flamenco al sintetizarse en él todos los elementos esenciales del alma ibérica y de los pueblos errantes.