A very  singular character from some Spanish regions such as Catalonia, Madrid but mostly from the South of Spain It is very easy to recognize them : they tend to have long curly hair, wear shawls,  gold,  and vintage clothes, play guitar, etc...
You can find them anywhere but especially at the fair, on the river,in the subway, in the park below home singing , on the beach…always playing “rumba” with the guitar.Their religion is calledFlamenco”. Their God and prophet  is the most famous flameco singer, Camarón.


“Arsa, quillo!”: Ole!

“Qué arte!” : “Awesome!”

“Tirititraun!”: (common word used in their rumba songs. Try to pronounce it!



we also want  know about urban tribes from your countries! Do you want to participate in our Urban Tribe Competition? It´s very easy!


1-Draw a caricature of an urban tribe of your country.  (you don´t need to be Picasso!)


2- Write a short description of the urban tribe you have chosen  (in English,please!) and add some typical expressions in your original languaje and then translate the meaning  into English/Spanish


3-Send us the description with the expressions and the drawing (scan it and attache it!)  in a private message in Facebook  (dont forget to send us your personal details: name, e-mail address and country)


5-The competition will run till April the 30th and after that we will ask CLIC IH  foreingn language students to vote their favourite one

6-First week of May we will publish the name of the winner on our Facebook.


7- The prize  is a one-week  Spanish course in  CLIC IH Sevilla during the summer with accommodation in residence included.


Enter our Urban Tribes competition and you will  get up close to the urban tribes of Seville!
We are waiting for your

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