Why was Flamenco Banned in Spain? A Concise Overview of Its Prohibition Era

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Flamenco, a dance originating in southern Spain, was once banned primarily because it was closely associated with marginalized groups like the Romani people and the Moors, who significantly influenced its development. The authorities during Francisco Franco’s regime saw flamenco as a threat due to its roots in these oppressed communities. The dance’s lyrics often addressed … Read more