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The eternal tool of seduction

The handkerchief talks and feels in the zamba.


Especially very famous in the  zamba,  the scarf is a fundamental part of  folk dance. In the north of the country, this tradition and the game of seduction that handkerchiefs promote is still taught in academies and is widely used. It continues as that magical meeting place between two people.

If we talk about the art of dancing  folklore , garments are a fundamental part of this dance. Moreover, many steps and times are specifically designed so that a skirt, boots or scarves are the protagonists.

 The zamba 

In the particular case of this dance, the handkerchief is the soul of the ceremony. In addition to being a fundamental part of the outfit, it is an element that allows the attention of the dance partner to express feelings and emotions. The zamba, ultimately, is a statement of seduction.

The partner or partner you choose to dance with is not someone at random, no. There must be a connection, between looks, caresses and, of course, handkerchiefs. This is where the importance of the hands comes to light: the movements of the handkerchief should be smooth but blunt and mixed with the sound of music that will make steps, looks and scarves in the wind part of a single ensemble.

Here are some videos of zamba so you will delight with its protagonists. In addition, we attach  here  a tutorial with the basic steps and movements of the classic handkerchief. Find a partner and go dancing.

Publication Date: 12/02/2020

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10 zambas inolvidables de nuestro folklore 10 unforgettable zambas of our folklore
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