What is the Flamenco Zambra?

Zambra is a flamenco style that originated in Granada and Almeira. The Zambra is believed to have derived from earlier Moorish dance styles, and thus the melodies usually have an arabesque quality. Zambras are very metric, typically have a bouncy, alternating bass on strong beats. When playing a Zambra, guitarists will usually tune their guitar bass string down to drop D.

Flamenco Zambra Examples and Links

Here are some of my favorite exemplary Zambras:

Paco Peña (Niño Ricardo) – Zambra Mora
Juan Serrano – Zambra
Niño Miguel – Zambra
Diego Del Gastor – Zambra
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