Lorca Memorial Concert, Alfacar, Spain
In related famous guitar tributes, well respected Spanish guitarist and composer Amancio Prada performed in the Lorca Memorial Park in Alfacar village near Granada, Spain.
The concert was held on August 18, 2006, in memory of the world famous poet Federico Garcia Lorca.
Lorca was murdered by fascists on August 18, 1936, at the start of the Spanish Civil war. Lorca is regarded a national hero of Spain, and his works have had a tremendous influence on literature worldwide. Amancio Prada, who was the only artist to perform in this concert, played his Versoul Touco Classical Guitar, accompanied by a cello player.
The concert was organized by Spanish Cultural Ministry and Granada County Council, and my whole family was invited. It was a memorable, intimate and very emotional occasion.
The following night, we had dinner at Amancio's house. We have visited him a number of times with my Spanish friends, and we have had the luxury of enjoying both Amancio's music and Spanish hospitality in a uniquely friendly atmosphere.
Amancio playing Versoul Touco classical guitar