Gypsies are also noted as entertainers, especially as musicians and dancers. The instruments traditionally preferred by Roma musicians have been guitar, lute, percussion instruments such as cymbal and drums, cello, and violin. Though their orchestras have included clarinet, the use of other brass and wind instruments has increased in recent times. Documents show that they were favoured as court musicians in Hungary in the fifteenth century, and throughout Europe for several centuries since then. In Russia, troops of Romany singers attained popularity under the Czarist regimes for their improvisations of Russian songs and music. In Hungary and Romania, Gypsy orchestras, with their virtuoso violinists and cymbal players, developed a style that has come to be taken as the hallmark of Romany music. Much of what outsiders get to hear is in fact European music with a Romany interpretation. Hungarian Gypsy music and Spanish Gypsy music is not pure Gypsy music as such. Both are brilliant and inventive adaptations of the local music. Flamenco, one of the most famous examples, is the music and dance of the Andalusian Gypsies, or Flamencos. Its roots are in Gypsy, Andalusian, Arabic, and possibly Spanish Jewish folk song and, according to some scholars, in Byzantine and Indian religious chant. It developed from the 14th century onward as Gypsies, Arabs, Jews and socially outcast Christians mingled on the fringes of society. The essence of flamenco is cante, or song, often accompanied by guitar music and improvised dance. In flamenco dance, the men's steps are intricate, with toe and heel clicking (zapateados); women's dancing traditionally relies on the grace of hands and body, rather than on footwork.