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Daily Meditation: Express Yourself

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Flamenco Vivo Shares Spanish Dance with U.S. Audiences One Performance at a Time

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Suddenly, one of them stands to sing. Unsurprised, his tablemates join him, clapping to the rhythm and improvising lyrics for dinnertime ambiance.

CultureZohn: Down Havana Way: Why Artists Are the Hope for Normalization

Patricia Zohn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

When I ask Alicia Alonso about the thaw in US-Cuban relations, the historic events of the week and if she is happy about that, she simply says, "Who wouldn't be?"

The Open Road: Driving From Portugal to Spain

Findery | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Findery

Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is one the fastest and most efficient ways to travel the continent, my preference is keeping it old school with a nice, laid-back road trip.

Noche Flamenca's Martín Santangelo on Antigona

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

In a recent interview, Martín Santangelo, artistic director of Noche Flamenca, gave some background on his latest creation, a full length realization of Sophocles' Antigone. It is a visually stunning work.

Iberian Variations: Opening Night at WOMEX (video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

WOMEX always starts off with a gala evening event in which the host country presents a sampling of its musical culture. This year the program was produced by the virtuoso bagpiper Budinho.

Lost in Translation: Finding Confidence in Flamenco

Isabella Basco | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Isabella Basco

As I hopelessly imitated our teacher, I tried to avoid looking at them. I'm not ashamed of my body but I''m not amazed by it either. I'll even be the first to admit that self-confidence isn't one of my strong suits.

The Men Of Flamenco Dance Are More Beautiful Than You Could Imagine

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

When conjuring images of flamenco dancers, one generally imagines the cascading skirts and deep red ensembles of the female performers. The layers of ...

The Intense World of Flamenco in Southern Spain (Video)

Kate Thomas | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Kate Thomas

It has been a dream of mine for years to go to Southern Spain to experience Flamenco. Growing up with the Gypsy Kings and hearing the music along my travels, there was something about the art form that called to my soul.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Show They Are Grateful to the Dead on New Album

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

From Mexican metal band to busking in Dublin to Cuba to the White House, the unlikely story of Rodrigo y Gabriela continues with them getting back to their roots as an acoustic instrumental duo.

Lila Downs Finds Three-Part Harmony Among Countries

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Lila Downs was born with one foot in each of three cultures. Her father was from Minnesota while her mother was Mexican, and Downs was brought up in both countries.

Israel Galván's 'La Curva' at Schimmel Theater

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Israel Galván comes with the reputation as a performer who doesn't mind irritating people. Yet as a dancer, Galván has more in common with Fred Astaire than he does with his flamenco-dancing peers.

It's Not All Vino Tinto: Exploring Spanish Wine and Cuisine

Kristin Braswell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Taste
Kristin Braswell

Madrid drew me in to its web easily, and it didn't take long before I was tangled into a life of tapas, vino tinto, siestas and endless utterings of "vale."

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

Folk-Fishing & Spanish Soul: The Legacy of Graciano Tarragó

Camille Zamora | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

My own journey with Tarragó began several years ago on a hot afternoon in Madrid when, taking refuge from the midday sun in a dusty music shop, I stumbled across some out-of-print folios.

Did You Mean to Do That? -- A Traveler's Reflections

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

I love sitting in studio classes, experiencing that unique relationship between a master teacher and a student. It always feels like a privilege to hear and see the trust that has been generated and to feel the intensity of the learning and teaching model.

Top 10 Local Dances Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

Between wedding season and the abundance of summer festivals currently happening, people all over the globe are putting on their dancing shoes and busting out moves. Here are our favorite dance traditions around the world with our list of top 10 local dances.

Seville: Two Friends in Andalusia, Part 1

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Fahad Faruqui

Two summers ago, my friend, Clay Cohn, and I embarked on what we call an epic journey. Our itinerary was gutted with heritage sites across Andalusia.

Cultural Immersion Through Those You Meet

Crawford Hill | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Through eco-immersion, travelers see a place through local eyes and really own the experience in a powerfully personal way -- not your typical tourist experience, anywhere.

Soledad Barrio: Duende Is Hard Work

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Onstage she bristles and crackles like a high tension wire carrying more voltage than it can safely hold. She continues to gather more and more energy with little crescendos that hint at what is to come.

Cafecito, Cigars, Telenovelas... A Taste of the Latino Life in South Florida (VIDEO)

Visit Florida | Posted 11.12.2012 | Miami
Visit Florida

Miami looks and sounds like the United Nations. We hail from Cuba, Haiti, Latin America and plenty of U.S. cities, too. If you address someone in English and they answer you with a Spanish response, don't take it personally. It's a Miami thing. Just dive in.

Culture Zohn: Don't Occupy: Dance!

Patricia Zohn | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2012-08-14-pullimageZOHN.jpg Dance has had a history of being conjoined with politics. I can envision a group of flamencas at the massive new Goldman Sachs headquarters or at the Capitol rotunda facing down Paul Ryan and his budget.

Acoustic-guitar Duo Rock Their Way Along an Unlikely Path to Success

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Sánchez recalled recently that their first time playing on the street -- "We didn't even look up" -- but still caused so many people to gather around them that the police had to break up the crowd.

Playing From the Old Heart of Flamenco

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

It's been more than fifty years since Paco de Lucía taught himself guitar and stunned the world of flamenco as a child prodigy, then went on to develop peerless technique and controversially reshape the boundaries of the genre.

Women In Leather, Men In Skirts

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- You suspect you're not seeing a run-of-the-mill flamenco performance when Rafaela Carrasco begins her routine in sleek black leather pants...