November 30, 2018

Can Flamenco be one of those powerful health recipes for the body and mind? My nine year old has a different theory on this. When I tell him about yet another great Flamenco artist that passed away, he will say: " You see, they all die because they scream too hard". We...

October 12, 2016

 A quiz.  Fill in the blank: The … Guitar.  Right!  ‘Spanish’ is the correct answer. This marvelously versatile instrument which has (with the piano) become geographically and stylistically ubiquitous in the contemporary world is indeed from Spain.  But its forefathers...

October 12, 2016

 It’s well known that many Spanish words come from Arabic: azúcar (sugar), aciete (oil), naranja (orange) ...  Of course, many place names in Spain are Arabic or adapted from Arabic: Almeria, Guadalajara, Jaèn … the list runs into the thousands.  But what about that mo...

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