This light and exuberant song has roots that spread into many parts of Spanish culture, the dance suggests an air of joyous, flirtatious romanticism.

Originating in Castille, the sevillana is a variation on a type of dance known as the seguidilla. The sevillana is not strictly flamenco, but these days it is part of the flamenco guitarists repertoire.

Usually written in 3/4 it is most often performed in 6/8 but it is the vital pulse of the rhythm that matters most.