Jerez is considered the birthplace of flamenco, especially of the “bulería” style of song and dance that is considered the most genuine. A city of great family sagas of singers. Great names such as Lola Flores, José Mercé and Moraíto have taken the flamenco of Jerez all over Spain and the rest of the world.
In Jerez the art of flamenco, listed as Immaterial Cultural Heritage of Humanity, can literally be felt in a very peculiar way, not only in the most flamenco of barrios that have witnessed the birth of famous artists, but also in the day-to-day life of the city. You only have to stroll around the streets and squares of the mythical barrios of San Miguel and Santiago to let yourself go and understand how flamenco forms part of life in Jerez.
There exists a very close relationship between flamenco and a city such as Jerez, which offers numerous possibilities to enter the world of flamenco by attending shows organized by the tablaos, tabancos and flamenco peñas.
In the city we find the Cátedra de Flamencología y Estudios Folclóricos Andaluces in the Andalusian Flamenco Centre located in the Pemartín Palace, in the heart of the historic centre of the city.