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Joe Strummer: the Spain years. “I Need A Dodge!”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15481" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Joe Strummer, lead singer of the Clash, in Granada in 1984/5 - a still from the documentary."] [/caption]   Here at the Andalucia.com blog, we're always interested in quirky stories about the British in Andalucia, such as an English soldier who fought against Napoleon for Spain, buried near Seville , ...

Are you Happy? Here in Andalucia we are!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

"It might seem crazy what I’m ’bout to say Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break (Let's face it - those words could have been written with Andalucia in mind.) I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don’t care baby by ...

Happy Dia de Andalucia, and farewell to Paco de Lucia

Friday, February 28th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13249" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Legendary guitarist, Paco de Lucia, who died this week. © Tony Bryant."] [/caption] Today is Andalucia's regional holiday, Dia de Andalucia, 28 February, when green and white flags are proudly flown from Huelva to Almeria. But today's celebrations have been tinged with sadness by the death this ...

Noche en Blanco Seville 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12053" align="aligncenter" width="408" caption=" Noche en Blanco is a night of cultural events and activities on Friday 4 October"]

A night in the presence of legends: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo at Starlite Festival in Marbella

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Guest Post: Sophie Carefull Widely considered to be one of the world’s most influential and adored Latin music acts, Buena Vista Social Club is the product of a legendary collaboration between a collective of veteran Cuban musicians and revered American guitarist and producer, Ry Cooder, who first came together in 1997. [caption ...

Summer cultural highlights in Seville

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

As always in the hot months of the Andalucian summer, the cultural programme in Seville moves outside and into the sultry late night. Here are some of the best events taking place in Seville this summer - outdoors, long after the sun has set, in historic settings. Also don't forget to ...

Top 10s of Andalucia

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10375" align="aligncenter" width="317" caption="We'll be bringing you lists featuring the best of Andalucia."] [/caption] Here on the AC blog, and on the website itself, our aim is to keep you, our audience, updated on what's happening here in Andalucia. We want you to enjoy the latest and best of ...

A British-flavoured visit to Cadiz Carnaval

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9870" align="aligncenter" width="187" caption="A royal-British-themed chirigota at the Cadiz Carnaval processes towards its chosen performance location in the street."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9872" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Catholic clergy are always ubiquitous at Carnaval - these holy sisters even brought their communion wafers to hand out to the faithful."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9867" align="aligncenter" width="254" ...

Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 11th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9777" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of the most romantic buildings in the world - viewed like this, and to visit."] [/caption] So this Thursday is Valentine's Day, or Dia de los Enamorados (Lovers' Day) in Spain. Many hotels and restaurants around Andalucia will have special ...

Here Comes the Sun…

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

No, this is not a weather forecast... You may have noticed the growing popularity of flashmobs around Spain lately. These are groups of people who, either spontaneously, or (more often) having rehearsed, perform a song and/or dance in a public place. Flashmobs can be anything from 20 to 200 people. Last year ...