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BRINGING FLAMENCO CLUB TO STAGE:

The nearly simultaneous movements for regional autonomy within Spain and the growth of a world music culture complicated flamenco’s relationship to Spanish national identity.
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TO SIR WITH LOVE, commendation and commemoration

Poitier´s 2000 memoir The Measure Of A Man, clearly shows that the actor realised his the strength of the platform his film work was building for him and from there he helped to awaken the world to the inequities of racial and colour prejudices.
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OBSERVING ART from near and far

It should not be forgotten that in these last twelve months of covid crisis and confusion and conspiracy theories, there have been those, like Steve Cooke, calmly, but positively, assimilating and disseminating real arts news.

LORD, DON´T STOP THE CARNIVAL, AND LET THE MUSIC PLAY

In Lanzarote the music of the foritos, or accordions, has always been a prominent sound of carnival whenever groups of people get together to have fun, always with musical instruments.

NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

Before midnight select twelve grapes per person off the bunch and place in a plastic cup. If you haven’t bought seedless grapes, cut and extract the seeds. The challenge is to eat one grape per bong of midnight!
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XMAS PRESENTS FROM CHRISTMAS PAST

The months between the New Year of 1871 and that of 1872 were lived against the backdrop of the Franco- Prussian War (July 1870 – to the Armistice of the following January of 1871) and the building of Royton’s first limited liability cotton spinning mill also of July 1871.
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LANZAROTE LOVES LARRY LIKE LARRY LOVES LANZAROTE

Larry Yaskiel is the author who has published the most pages about Lanzarote in English, reaching readers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

RAGGLE TAGGLE OR NOT SO RAGGLE TAGGLE

‘I hope those who read this book will gain some insight into our culture. Time and space don’t allow me to elaborate further, however enjoy your read and remember, music brings us all together.’

A DRY-CLEANING BILL to remove stain on reputations?

“Impeachment” is at its sharpest about gossip, how it moves and confers power. The most spoken line may be a variation on, “How did you know that?”

IRISH HISTORY: a dance in the reel of the flickering light

as a born and bred Yorkshire man I would unashamedly admit that my first awareness of the history behind the Irish troubles of my generation was gained through music, fictive literature and film.