Flamenco at Las Negras

Bettina Flater

Bettina Flater

Yesterday evening we strolled down to the village to watch an advertised flamenco show outside the bar La Bodeguiya. We were surprised to fine a blonde Norwegion girl, Bettina was the singer and guitarist. She started off by performing solo. She was very good on the Spanish guitar and her voice was sweet but more folksy than traditional cante jondo.
Bettina and Ezequiel

Bettina and Ezequiel

She was then joined by Ezequiel the percussionist. Meanwhile a fair crowd had gathered to watch the performance.
Our table companions

Our table companions

We managed to find a small table which we shared with a young couple, a musician from Madrid and a photographer from Mexico.
Two girls in the audience

Two girls in the audience

There was the usual mix of colourful people that Las Negras seems to attract.
Mayte Beltran

Mayte Beltran

The elegant dancer, Mayte first performed solo….
Mayte and Belinda

Mayte and Belinda

…. and then danced around Bellinda while she sang.
Enjoying the applause

Enjoying the applause

One of the pleasures of living in Las Negras is that at weekends there is always some free live entertainment in the village at weekends although of course you should patronise the bar which has organised the show. You can see more photos on http://coloursofspain.wordpress.com

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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