El flamenco como vehículo de la religiosidad popular

  1. Marqués Donaire, María Inmaculada
Supervised by:
  1. Cristina Cruces Roldán Director
  2. José Miguel Díaz-Báñez Director

Defence university: Universidad de Sevilla

Fecha de defensa: 14 July 2017

  1. Emilio Freire Macías Chair
  2. Jose Castillo Secretary
  3. Vicente Liern Carrión Committee member
  4. Joaquín Mora Roche Committee member
  5. Juan Manuel Suárez Japón Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 482636 DIALNET lock_openIdus editor


We address in this thesis an ethnomusicological analysis of several events where the flamenco singing takes the rol of communication tool between a comunity and a religious Image. Three andalusian scenarios are described under the umbrela of the performance theory: the use of the alboreá singing in the Easter (Utrera, Seville); the religious toná Santo Dios in spring (Mairena del Alcor, Seville) and the performance of the fandango de Huelva in the roccesion of the Virgen del Rocío (Almonte, Huelva). In this multidisciplinary study we propose the use of the musical technology to automatically identify the musical descriptors chosen by the singer in these contexts. As a case study, we design an algorithm for extraction and classification of ornamentation in flamenco singing based on the performance evolution. In this way, the main goal of our research is to analyze the effects of flamenco singing as an articulating practice of aspects such as religiosity, culture and music.