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The Minister of Culture for the Junta de Andalucía, Paulino Plata, has announced that 16 November will be celebrated as the Día del Flamenco, each year in Andalucia, Spain. That date was chosen as it was the 16 November 2010 when UNESCO added Flamenco to its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, to be protected and preserved.

El Flamenco 

from UNESCO

To celebrate this first Día del Flamenco, the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, has organised a number of Flamenco performances, such as:

with Andrés Marín in Istanbul

with Rosario Toledo in Tunis

with singer Arcángel accompanied by David Méndez on guitar in Sydney

© 2011 Thérèse Wassily Saba

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