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Silent Sunday … You cannot dance quietly, I tried.

September 9, 2012

This is reminiscent of my recent holiday.  I found this image in a tiny quiet street away from the hustle and bustle of the area near the Picasso Museum.  
These little shoes are worn by children as part of the Spanish national costume, the dress worn by the Flamenco Dancers of Andalucia.  I have not experienced this delight, even though I have been visiting Spain for many years.  In truth I maybe thought it was a of bit a tourist attraction and not a true representation of traditional life in Spain.So I eat my words.  Since reading about Violeta Parra I have learned that this song and dance ; this very unsilent practice of Andalucia was a vital part of Spanish culture that is slowly being lost.  So when I come back next year I want to find out more about this recognised art form.  It comes from the Romani; that can be traced back to northern India where Romani originated and still be seen as Kathak dance. 

This is a Silent Sunday post inspired by Mocha Beanie Mummy. Check out the rest of the entries using tag #silentsunday on twitter.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. afterthekidsleave permalink
    September 10, 2012 12:14 am

    Those shoes are fantastic! Nice post.

    • September 10, 2012 5:23 am

      They were!! This Blogging malarkey has changed me and my view … a year ago I would have not given them a second glance … Thanks for looking and commenting x

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