Enjoy the foot-and-soul stirring music of Andalucia, Spain, with Rafael and Lola! Flamenco is the song and dance of people who traveled from distant lands—Roma gypsies, Moors and Arabs, Middle Eastern Jews—and combined their melodies and rhythms with indigenous peoples of this crossroads in southern Spain. It features guitar and voice along with hand claps and foot stomps to generate the unique flamenco form. Andalucia gave birth to flamenco in the 16th century and nurtured it through oral tradition for several hundred years. This CD demonstrates the diversity of flamenco through dance and improvised tunes, work songs, lullabies, and even a funeral march.