"Every day people write tons of books and articles on flamenco. Only flamencos know about flamenco. Period. It's a way of being. Flamenco comes from the daily struggle. From hunger, from working, from having a good time. That's flamenco. Life. A way of life that has practically disappeared. What's left are the "professionals" who make a record and get paid for it. Before flamenco was not like that. In the past people gathered in bars, in blacksmith shops, in huts...and they sang...cooked whatever was around...a rabbit, a cat...that was authentic flamenco.
Pepe Gaviño/Bookseller from the documentary "El Turista Soy Yo"