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Flamenco session at the Peña Juan Breva


The flamenco rock Juan Breva is the oldest in Andalusia and, if you want, we can extend it and affirm without fear that it is the longest-running flamenco-focused association in the universe. The name of the rock commemorates Juan Breva, the most important flamenco singer in Malaga who lived between the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The building consists of four floors plus basement and attic. Inside you will find a museum dedicated to flamenco with pieces of great value that the rock has been accumulating for decades. You can see guitars, posters, photographs and objects that belonged to illustrious people of the world of flamenco.

In the basement we performed a little introduction to flamenco and with few words I left my doubts. With passion the words are left over and one forgets the hangover, eliminates prejudices and immerses oneself in the story he hears.

I was surprised to discover that in Roman times they were talking about some curious dancers in Cádiz, well-priced. It is possible that the origin of flamenco came from that time but the final essence of this art is made up of the wide cultural mix it has received. I loved the definition they used to define that gypsy, Castilian, Roman and Arabic amalgam among others:

Flamenco is like a mixed paella of cultures and the touch of species puts the gypsy influence.

After the brief introduction to flamenco we were already delivered to everyone. Then we take action with a practical lesson. It consisted of learning the rhythm and patting of the most basic flamenco bars.

As I said before, my gift for rhythm is closer to the British corseted than to the passionate Andalusian. As an example, I could tell you that an old girlfriend looked like she didn't know me at all when I started dancing on the floor ... Anyway.

Clapping at the Juan Breva Flamenco Museum. Photography @ 3viajes

We start with the soleá, we continue with bulerías, we review the rhythm of fandango and we even dare with the rumba. After a good while, the palms warmed and we noticed the passion that grows when one gets fully into the rhythm of flamenco. Doris, @ Kaajito, Pau, Iñaki, Luís, Jotadé and Daniel were clapping enthusiastically and delighted with our new passion. Tokitan, instead of clapping, used his hands to record a video that we hope to see soon.

Such was the fervor that when we left we went for a walk through the center of Malaga to the rhythm of soleá: a two THREE four five SIX seven EIGHT nine TEN a TWO a two THREE!!!

The flamenco museum Peña Juan Breve offers flamenco sessions every Friday for the enjoyment of members of the rock, tourists and anyone who wishes to enjoy a great evening of music and passion.

Official Site | Flamenco Museum Peña Juan Breva

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