UN POCO DE ESPANA AQUI ESTA… this reminds me of the usual flamenco but also my Spanish family history. Typical story of an immigrant from Asturias who ended up in Cuba apprenticing as a cigarmaker.

Sevilla, “so affectionate, so brunette, gypsy and so beautiful”, as the song says. Sevilla, forever the heart of the south and for so long the crossroads of the Old and New worlds. Sevilla I visit to learn about the symbol of this cultural meeting point, the Royal Tobacco Factory, the same tobacco factory from which poured out Sevilla’s most beautiful cigarreras in Bizet’s opera Carmen, pursued by their admirers

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