Visually, it's idyllic though windy. It's up in the Xistral Mountains of Galicia. And it's got the cheapest electricity in Spain because the municipal mayor thought it was time the people benefited from all the energy that was being generated by the windmills they're having to live with. That's Muras for you!
Paco de Lucia: “My music has always been cornered in Andalucia, without prestige, even in Spain itself. For many centuries it was thought of simply as gypsy music, from a people without a social class. As a representative of my music I feel I have an obligation to share it, so that everyone will recognize its value and know its worth… This is what I fight for, and why I work, not for money or to be a star.”
Fame is not what Paco de Lucia is looking for, he says. "It ties you up and takes away. . . an indefinable freshness out of your life.” It's bothersome when people recognize him in the streets, though “at first there is a time when vanity makes you like it. . .”
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