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Antonia Carmona, en su baile por soleá.

The “Soléa”

The soleá is one of the most emblematic dances in flamenco , and, just as in singing, its execution encompasses each and every one of the essential elements of flamenco’s dance aesthetics. For flamenco enthusiasts, the soleá is one of the flamenco “palos” (forms) they expect to enjoy in a tablao. The soul of the […]

The Rumba Flamenca

The Rumba Flamenca

© Photo by Eva Blanch – // In the photo: Petitet, the soul of Barcelona’s rumba. The history of the rumba flamenca The rumba flamenca (also called gypsy rumba) was born in the 18th century when the gypsies of Andalusia began to merge flamenco with the Cuban guaracha. The exchanges between the Spanish ports […]

Instrumentos Flamencos - Tablao de Carmen en Barcelona


If one were to close one’s eyes and imagine flamenco, the silhouette of a dancer would likely come to mind, as would the cry of a singer, the strum of a guitar or the vibrations of palms and dancing feet. For this reason, when talking of flamenco instruments from an orthodox and traditional point of […]

What are flamenco’s “palos”?

Definition of the “palo flamenco” The language of the flamenco world has its own, unique words, and “palo” is one of them. Flamenco artists and people in the flamenco world use this word constantly, assuming that everyone understands its meaning. However, “palo” in the context of flamenco is not what it means in everyday, Spanish-language […]

Quienes son los artistas flamencos

Who are the flamenco artists?

Who are the flamenco music artists? The term “flamenco music” evokes two things first and foremost: flamenco singing and the sound of a flamenco guitar. The voice of a cantaor (an artist who sings flamenco) is perhaps the first thing that marks flamenco music. And this singing is almost always accompanied by the notes of […]

What is a flamenco show?

The etymological definition of “spectacle” could differ from what we, from the Tablao de Carmen, consider to be the essence of Flamenco as a manifestation of musical artistry and as a culture.  The word “spectacle” comes from the Latin “spectare”, which means “to see” and “to contemplate”. Furthermore, according to the Spanish Royal Academy, the […]


Flamenco is a live, musical, oral, gestural and social art. When the word “flamenco” is used today, it evokes a dance, the playing of a flamenco guitar, the rhythm of clapping palms and the cry of flamenco voices. Flamenco is a whole musical and expressive universe unequivocally associated with the territory of Southern Spain. There […]



Let’s share an interesting anecdote that happened to Mimo, responsible for the Tablao de Carmen, with some foreign clients who came to the tablao to see the show after making a reservation through their hotel concierge. The artists began with a flamenco “jaleo. When the customers arrived at the table, two seated singers and three […]


AS IF FLAMENCO WERE THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERED, ONE NIGHT IN MARCH OF 2020… On the afternoon of Thursday March 12th, the Tablao de Carmen opened its doors as it had every night without interruption since November of 1988. Clients entered to dine and enjoy the flamenco on a night that we will never […]


The festive season of 2020 will be very different from the rest. A strange and difficult year is coming to an end, one in which the pandemic has (and continues to) impose distance and separation and one that has affected many of us on an emotional and financial level. This historic christian event, which flamencos experience and celebrate […]

Flamenco Fights Back: El Tablao de Carmen and Flamenco Artists During the Pandemic

  On March 13th, eight months ago, the “tablao” closed its doors due to the calling of a state of emergency. Since then, the world of tablaos and its flamenco artists have suffered a great impact. The long-term closure of these flamenco spaces has meant a resounding change in the economy, in the daily routine […]

Flamenco en Barcelona: el equipo Tablao de Carmen

Who is behind this beautiful flamenco establishment of Barcelona?

The team at The Tablao de Carmen: A group of professionals who are dedicated in body and soul to flamenco. Would you like to know who we are? Look at the photo and we’ll tell you! From left to right: Mimo Agüero, the director of the tablao, “la Jenny” in the red t-shirt, dancer. Standing […]