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Sevillanas is a typical dance originated in the southern region of Andalusia, more specifically in Sevilla. It started approximately in the 19th Century when people from the countryside used to meet to sing and dance all together. It is a branch from the Flamenco genre. Usually, the songs talk about common things, politics, romance or about the Feria, where you dance sevillanas. It is accompanied musically by Spanish guitars, clapping, castanets and Flamenco box drum. The dance is divided into four sections, and you usually dance with a partner. 

Feria is one of the most important festivities in Sevilla. It usually takes place during a week in April, two weeks after the Easter holiday. Millions of people from all over Spain and the world come to Seville to experience Feria.    

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