Category:Fandango

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Fandango is a lively couples dance from Spain, traditionally accompanied by guitars and castanets or hand-clapping. Fandango can both be sung and danced. The earliest fandango melody is found in the anonymous "Libro de diferentes cifras de guitarra" from 1705, and the earliest description of the dance itself is found in a 1712 letter by Martín Martí, a Spanish priest. Fandango's first sighting in a theatrical work was in Francisco de Leefadeal's "Entremés El novio de la aldeana" staged in Seville, ca. 1720.