Due to popular demand, we have joined the Flamenco-Christmas proposal of “zambombas.” From December 20 to 23 and from December 27 to 30, we will add a Christmas touch to our regular flamenco tablao programming.
The Zambomba is a type of gathering or celebration rooted in ancient flamenco traditions and Andalusian Christmas festivities, with Jerez undoubtedly being its foremost exponent today.
The term “zambomba” comes from a traditional percussion musical instrument, similar to a tambourine but placed in an emptied “pita” (a kind of jug) with the skin pierced by a stick. Once fixed, it is rubbed with a hand moistened in water, creating a deep buzz that perfectly fills the rhythms of Christmas carols.
The Zambomba has evolved from informal gatherings in courtyards and streets to organized events in theaters and flamenco clubs, always maintaining its authentic essence.
The repertoire is usually festive and cheerful. Songs like bulerías, tangos, fandangos, and alegrías are interwoven with festive lyrics that tell stories of the nativity and celebrate the Christmas season.
You can reserve your spot now by choosing the day you want to come on the calendar below.
Although our version will be more modest, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to share a traditional image of a zambomba: