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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 […]

What are “Villancicos”? Spanish Christmas songs

What are “Villancicos”?

Pero mira cómo beben los peces en el río, Pero mira cómo beben por ver al Dios nacido But look how the fish drink in the river, But look how they drink for seeing the birth of God Christmas is approaching and we wish to discuss one of the most jolly, familiar and emotive musical […]

Why visit the Poble Espanyol?

The Poble Espanyol (Spanish village) could be said to be one of the first theme parks in the world, the Disneyland before Disneyworld, exceeding the North American attraction in city planning, historic and architectural rigour. In fact, Michael Eisner, the president of Walt Disney from 1984 to 2005 confirmed that the Poble Espanyol inspired the […]

Magic fountains of Montjuic

The Magic Fountain and the Poble Espanyol of Barcelona

“The two biggest achievements of the International Exhibition of 1929 were the Magic Fountain and the `Pueblo Español´ (the Spanish village). Before the start of its construction, nobody imagined that a simple fountain could be so enchanting. But to this day, the fountain maintains its capacity to stir the waters of one’s imagination. This speaks […]