Spain’s connection the Silk Road goes back to centuries. “Spain is the only country in Western Europe that boast more than nine centuries of Eastern culture, according to unesco.org
The country sits on the western end of the European Silk Road. It was from this Iberian Peninsula that the Silk Road land and maritime sea routes met and extended to the American continent (the New World).
The mingling of cultures along the Silk Road created new art forms as the trade routes pass thru different regions.
Flamenco has roots in the gypsy caravans of India. The traditional song and dance of Andalucía in southern Spain is believed to have developed over several centuries from a fusion of various native Andalucian, Sephardic and Islamic cultures, as gypsies migrated into Spain in the 15th century.