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Cajón Flamenco, Part 2

After Antonio finished our cajón, it was about packing  half a dozen of them in the car boot an move on to our outdoor locations.  Lora is a charming Andalusian town that spreads along  Guadalquivir river as it runs towards … Continue reading

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Cajón Flamenco, Part 1

And off I went to sunny Andalusia, the homeland of flamenco music, to meet Antonio in his small workshop where he handcrafts cajones, the genuine flamenco percussion instruments, and Elías, who masterly plays them. Quite a drive to get there, … Continue reading

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Traditional sports and wise hands, Part 2

Skilled hands, meters of yarn, a cozy village house living room and the whole afternoon to chat away and craft those tiny leather balls that fly so fast. After being introduced to Angel during one of the pelota matches I  … Continue reading

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Traditional sports and wise hands, Part 1

Beautiful Costa Blanca is not only home to tourist resorts, but dotted with  small villages where cobblestoned streets lead through charming  whitewashed old towns: Just after the summer heat recedes pelota, a centennial sport,  fills them with life. I have … Continue reading

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