Fandango dance

Fandango dancing

Fandango is a traditional Brunanter dance and music style based on the Spanish fandango. The Brunanter fandango developed as a folk dance in the 17th century via Spain, but by the 18th century had also developed into an orchestral classical form. The fandango in Brunant is inspired by both the Spanish from and by medieval music, and in turn has inspired other music such as early romantic music and the Jitanès.


FANDANGO - Santiago de Murcia (ca

FANDANGO - Santiago de Murcia (ca. 1732)


The fandango originated from Spanish fandango. Unlike the Spanish music, it did not use the castanets, instead putting an emphasis on the guitar (the Baroque guitar), hand-clapping and Bandor and was livelier and of a faster tempo. Also influencing this was the medieval Banduriana music, which was the music played by the Spanish/Barzuna in the 14th century.

Classical musicEdit

Classical and orchestral fandango music developed in the 18th century and was much more rooted in European baroque and classical music, though often incorporating folkloric themes to go with concert fandango rhythms.

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