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Spanish Copla is Still Alive in Its Own Way

Posted: Oct. 16th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
O'Barquino's Saturday Night Coplas
Gerry Hadden

Though out of favor with popular musicians and the scores of fans it once held, Copla style music is still alive and well... at least in one Barcelona location. The liveliness of the music and singers are a welcome addition to a city and country that is seeing more than its fair share of problems lately.

Each Saturday night, in a small room above a working class bar in downtown Barcelona, a mostly elderly audience gets transported back in time, to the glory days of the copla and other forms of romantic Spanish popular music. Or, once popular that is. Hardly anyone sings this stuff today. But at Luis Diaz’s bar, O’Barqui?o, the copla still rings clear.

Diaz is a stout fellow who likes to ply visitors with a liquor called Orujo. Then he drags you up upstairs into his time machine.

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