“Jabegote” is a flamenco style which belongs to“malagueñas” group. It has its origin in “fandango”, like every flamenco singing that comes from Málaga, more specifically in “verdiales” and “bandolás”.
“Jabegote” derives from fishermen singings: work songs, whose topics are related to their working in mainland such as fish smearing or repearing fishing nets. "Jabegote" is called to someone who works using the "jábega", a sort of fishing net.
Main feature of this style is that the third verse, called "courageous verse" is sung in very high notes. Most outstanding performers were el Niño de las Moras and Juan Breva. Nowadays, Miguel Lopez Castro is a great scholar and interpreter of this style.