Meet Spain's new flamenco prodigy 'El Yiyo'

Meet Spain's new flamenco prodigy 'El Yiyo'

The Jakarta Post-Lifestyle·2020-11-18 05:06

"El Yiyo", a flamenco dancer whose real name is Miguel Fernandez, honed his skills by watching YouTube videos. Now, aged just 24, he made his debut at Spain's main opera house with a show he developed during the country's virus lockdown.

Spain's new flamenco prodigy was born into a Roma family in Badalona, near Barcelona, who are from the southwestern region of Andalusia, the birthplace of the art form which incorporates poetry, singing, guitar playing, dance and rhythmic hand-clapping and foot-stomping.

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