Ronda Ronda has got a new touristic symbol, and she owes it to the famous cartoonist and brain behind the Kukuxumusu brand, Mikel Urmeneta, who was nominated ambassador of the city last year. On this international Day of Tourism he carried out himself the presentation of the logo, accompanied by Cayetano Ordoñez, Matador and grandson of Antonio Ordoñez. In this picture we see the moon, a green leaf, a heart with moles ‘aflamencados’ (‘flamencosized’?), a penknife, a fork and a mega known New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) over a the gorge forming a bull’s head. What about the logo: Ronda, natural luck, wanting to show everything the city offers. The new […]
Holy Week in Ronda Holi Week in Ronda is a a must see! From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, the brotherhoods of Ronda walk in procession to celebrate Holy Week. The origin of the Holy Week goes back to the conquest of the city by the Catholic Monarchs and the first data that exist date from 1538. You can see the 2016 Holy Week calendar from Ronda in here.
Picasso, Málaga, Barcelona, Paris In 2003 the fourth Picasso museum opens its doors in Malaga, his place of birth. The museum is composed by donations of family members and exposes one of the largest permanent Picasso collections. The Spanish press titles: ”Finally Picasso comes back home”. Son of a teacher in Fine Arts, Picasso lived in Malaga until the age of 10.He will assist his father´s classes as early as age six and soon starts painting himself with astonishing results. The multiple pigeons ,flying up the balcony of their house, located at the Plaza de Merced, and the nearby bullring, with its struggle between men, horse and bull will be […]
Orson Welles Welles enters into history with his made up story of mars invaders, broadcasted on national radio. The radio medium still in his early years, the story provoked a feeling of panic all over the United States. Welles concluded: If I would have done this in South America ,they would have put me in jail, here in stead I got a Hollywood contract. So, Welles criticizing the press magnate William Randolph Hearts in “Citizen Kane” , receives in 1942(at the age of 24) nine nominations for The Oscars ,something the establishment of the film industry wasn’t able to accept. At each announcement of the nine nominations, the public started […]
Antonio Ordoñez Gaytano Antonio Ordóñez was born in Ronda on January 4th 1904.His family runs shoe-shop“La Palma”, the main reason why people start calling him “El Niño de la Palma”. Soon he will spend all his free time around bull farms near Ronda, grabbing every occasion to rehearse with young bulls. At the age of 18 ,he gets a first opportunity to show his skills in a novillada (corrida with young bulls) in Algeciras. Curiously, this first official act was together with an Irish bullfighter, called “Trimbi”, who refused to kill the bulls. Only two years later ,El Niño de la Palma will triumph in Seville. Public and press go […]
DJ Buscemi in Andalucia It should be around ten times from now that we (DJ Buscemi) have come down to tour Andalucia . Each time the sunny Enfrente Arte hotel was our base from which we explored the southern nightlife. I must say a lot of the lived impressions are shaken all over my head, the always present alcohol probably in it for something. A magazine that once travelled with us on one of these nocturne trips entitled its article about us the following: ”Appealing band that sometimes play in between the drinking.” They forgot to write that, after the great Granada gig in Planta Baja , their photographer almost […]
Wawadadakwa Wawadadakwa; “The night has already fallen when we enter Cordoba in our touring van.” At the other side of the river ,in the far distance, we spot an enormous light bundle,…coming closer, we see a huge fair, bathing in light and sound. A spontaneous party vibe overflows the van in less than a minute. In between the typical fair attractions, hundreds of different tents are crammed with people drinking, eating and dancing. We are told this is the annual Cordoba fair and the whole town doesn’t have to work for five days .We enter one of these tents while a classic of Boney M. is boosting through the speakers. […]