How often we relax to the quintessential melodies of Spain’s Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909). His Rapsodia Espanola, Sevilla and Granada, based on Catalan folk songs, are perhaps the better-known of his compositions. These exquisite heartrending melodies evoke the Spanish dream more than could any Goya painting but what of the man behind the music?
Michael Walsh-McLaughlin when British Movement Party leader made international headlines when with comrades of various nationalities, he chained himself to the railings of the American Embassy in Madrid.
Giorgia Meloni was not the right’s only big election winner this weekend. In fact, in just one year, the VOX Party in Spain, the National Rally in France, the Sweden Democrats, the Czech Republic’s right-wing along with the pro-Putin government of Serbia consolidated their growing power and prestige with resurgent anti-sanctions Eurosceptic Hungary.
The hapless Brussels-led European Union is facing yet another major foreign policy backfiring catastrophe. Algeria, which is a major exporter of fossil fuels to Europe like Russia, is turning against the European Union. The government in Algeria, supported by President Tebboune, has decided not to renew a key partnership treaty with the pro-Washington Spanish regime. The major North African trading partner has frozen trade relations with Europe. It gets worse: the North African country could cut natural gas supplies to Spain, a move that could send already rising gas prices and inflation even higher for Europeans reeling from sticker shock.
Though they’re very real, castles are still the stuff of dreams and legends. From the glories of King Arthur in Camelot to the fairy tales of Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and of course Cinderella, a castle always plays a starring role. Then the castles from our legends found homes in Disney parks all over the world.
The chemtrail program, which involves the spraying of biocides on the population, was authorised by Royal Decree, and was quietly acknowledged by the government on April 16 2020, just one month after the World Health Organization announced that Covid-19 was a pandemic.
José María Fernández Sousa-Faro is one of the names that appear in the criminal network dismantled in the Jenner operation by the Spanish National Police. The president of PharmaMar, is on the list of names of thousands of fake vaccinations against the coronavirus in Spain, as confirmed by police sources and reported by El Periódico de España.
The Brotherhood of the Rosary Virgin is the herald of the Resurrection of Christ celebration with a procession, the “Meeting”, which is the oldest in Almoradí and which becomes the perfect closing of our Holy Week. The origin is certainly in the birth of the Brotherhood in the seventeenth century. The Virgin, covered with a thin tulle veil, in mourning for the death of her Son, is carried in a run by her brothers and, after three reverences, she stops next to the Custody of the Blessed Sacrament, carried under a pallium in the center of the square.
Occasionally, a birthday crops up to give one pause for thought. The date is May 7, which is 70 years since the passing of a stellar star, Eva Peron (1919 – 1952), a diminutive figure of a woman who has frustrated left and right since she inspired belief in the power of women worldwide.
How often do we relax to the quintessential melodies of Spain’s Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909). His Rapsodia Espanola, Sevilla and Granada, based on Catalan folk songs, are perhaps the better known of his compositions. These exquisite mind-bending melodies evoke the Spanish dream more than could any Goya painting; but what of the man behind the music?