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"Vamo Alla Flamenco", or "Vamo' Alla Flamenco", is a theme from Final Fantasy IX composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Vamo Alla Flamenco is a depiction of Vamos allá, Flamenco, a Spanish expression meaning freely "Let's go, Flamenco". A common idiom in southern Spain, the title may refer to the tune's "Spanish" feel. The guitar in this type of music is called a Flamenco Guitar or Guitarra Flamenca, and guitarist at these dance parties is called the Flamenco(a). Saying Vamos allá Flamenco, guests are asking the guitarist to speed up the tempo or beat.

"Vamo Alla Flamenco" includes in its harmonic center the chord progression of a famous Flamenco guitar musical theme, "La Malagueña" and shares its diatonic scale of E-minor. The main theme is taken from the traditional tune "La Folia" with its distinctive flattened leading note triad in the fourth bar (G-major triad in the A-minor of "Vamo' Alla Flamenco"). La Folia can be heard in several other tracks in Final Fantasy IX, including the "Black Mage Village" and "Vivi's Theme".

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX "Vamo Alla Flamenco" was included in the original soundtrack as the seventh track of the album's first disc. It plays during the sword fight minigame between Blank and Zidane near the beginning of the game, and when playing Chocobo Hot and Cold.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

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Arrangement Album appearancesEdit

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IXEdit

A piano arrangement of "Vamo Alla Flamenco" by Shirō Hamaguchi is included on the Piano Collections album. It is the fourth track of the album.

Final Fantasy Orchestra AlbumEdit

"Vamo Alla Flamenco" appears on this Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary arrangement album.

The Black Mages II: The Skies AboveEdit

A hard rock arrangement titled "Vamo' Alla Flamenco" is featured in The Black Mages' second album, where the acoustic guitar is mostly replaced by an electric guitar. It is the third track of the album.

Live performancesEdit

20020220 music from Final FantasyEdit

"Vamo' Alla Flamenco" was one of the pieces performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo International Forum on February 20th, 2002. It was the eighth theme played in the concert and is the twelfth track of the first disc of the concert recording's album.

LIVE "Above The Sky"Edit

The Black Mages' "Vamo' Alla Flamenco" was the first song performed at their 2005 concerts at Club Citta in Kawasaki City, Japan and Namba Hatch in Osaka City, Japan.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final FantasyEdit

This track was present on the orchestral concert performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden on December 4th, 2007.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning HomeEdit

"Vamo' Alla Flamenco" is included on this live recording of an orchestral concert, performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Arnie Roth held in Tokyo, in November 2010.

Compilation album appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IX: Uematsu's Best SelectionEdit

A cut of "Vamo' Alla Flamenco" is featured among the "best of" album of Final Fantasy IX. It was the fifth track of the album.

Final Fantasy S Generation: Official Best CollectionEdit

The Piano Collections version of "Vamo Alla Flamenco" was included as the sixth track of this "best-of" album of Final Fantasy music remixes.

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