A-Z Blogging Challenge. My theme is Flamenco and today is M for Martinetes
M is for Martinetes
Martinetes are the songs of the Smithy. Since Gypsies were always on the run from being booted out of country after country, blacksmithing was one of the occupations they could unload their tools and be ready for business. As they hammered on their anvils, they would pound out a rhythm and sing or chant to it. The Martinetes is that type of song.
Traditionally, the Martinetes was not danced but today, theatrical productions dance all of Flamenco . Just be aware that when you see Flamenco on a stage, you are not seeing the pure, although it will be entertaining. The beat of the Martinetes is hauntingly beautiful.
I always think when you're singing and dancing, your misfortune appears a little lighter.
Below is example of Martinetes, danced to the beat of drumming and a cane.