One of the most striking aspects of the Flamenco scene are those gestures and exclamations that accompany the singing, guitar playing or dancing. who has not heard the famous interjection “Ole!” in his life? If you are looking for a technical definition on what the Jaleo Flamenco is, you will notice that it is a synonymous of racket, making direct reference to a lively and noisy environment. This definition is not far from what Flamenco is. And no wonder, since the Flamenco is grace, styling, passion but mostly it is an art form fully charged with energy that uses various forms for express it.
Today the term refers to a sort of Jotilla or Fandango sang over the Andalusian cadence and it comprehends all Flamenco artists expressions during the staging. But they are not just screams executed haphazardly, these exclamations should be executed following a compass, a compass executed in a “tiresome” way distancing itself from the Bulerías and getting closer to the rhythm of the Soleá, which must adhere to the own rhythm of each gender in order to not to break the magic that should exude every Flamenco interpretation.The Jaleo Flamenco is one more figure that can be found within Flamenco, which seeks to cheer up the dancers with gestures, expressions and clapping sounds. It’s quite a way to stimulate artistic energy that occurs within Flamenco and which the public also can feel identified with. For Flamenco lovers, its energy expands, it spreads, it is like a flame that must be stoked and embraces everyone present. That’s why this expression of art is so valuable for its followers. The Jaleo is the way the flame of music and dance is stoked, a flame that has been and will be present for a long time. “Ole!”