"Flamenco is purely Andalusian singing, which already existed in germ in our region before the Gypsies arrived to it. See for yourselves, gentlemen, the transcendence of "canto jondo" and how correct it was for our people to name it so.

It is deep, truly deep, more than all the wells and all the seas that surround the world, much deeper than the actual heart that creates it and the voice that sings it, because it is almost infinite.

It comes from Gypsy races, crossing through the cemetery of years and the depth of withered winds. It comes from the first cry and the first kiss."

Federico Garcia Lorca