Flamenco is a style of music that hold it’s roots in Spanish culture. Its origins date as far back as the 16th century and involve a synthesis of at least four cultures: Gypsies, Moors or Arabs, Jewish, and Andalusians. it is considered a tripartite art involving singing (Cante), dancing (Baile), and the guitar (Toque). Although at times all three elements may not be present, it’s distinct style of guitar-playing can usually recognized when heard. It’s percussions consist of rhythmic punctuation by hand claps, maracas and shakers.