Agustin Lara: Granada. 1932

Agustin Lara

Agustin Lara

In this song Lara pays homage to the Spanish side of Mexican identity, specifically the beauty and rich history of the ancient city of Granada in Andalusia.  From verse seven on he uses a kind of impressionistic technique or collage to convey his view of the city’s complexity. It is not surprising to find allusions to Spanish ladies throughout. Lara was ever a lady’s man. Generalissimo Franco appreciated Lara and in 1965 gave him a house in Granada. The Spanish erected a statue to Lara in Madrid.

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