Lorca at Galicia, Lorca in Galician.

Lorca en Ribadeo

Spain, Second Republic, 1932.
Lorca, Federico Garcia Lorca had a teatre group, called ” la barraca ” .
The same Lorca that at Argentine wrote some poems in Galician.
Was an element of vangard. With his company, ‘la barraca’, he wanted to give the chance to all the one of cities and village, to look and ear his plays.
One day, he arrived to Ribadeo, small town in Eastern Galician. And he come with la barraca.
Not many people talk about that, it is not easy to read about that.
Years after , he was killed., in the war. ‘Give him coffee’, laughted some men.
And some men killed him.
Years after, began the Spanish dictatorship in Spain, wich give many sad consequences to the culture of Galicia.
Now, at 2004, the council of Ribadeo is in process of reconstruction of that street wich many years ago was an scenario for Lorca.But not for him, for the gas only. – fear to talk about this-
But there are no plaques to remember la barraca.
If you go down to Ribadeo harbour, -Porcillán- you will find some plaques of politicians, famous in other times with families at Madrid, but no place to remember Lorca and his teatre, and his ‘little’ present to the people of Ribadeo.
On July, it will be a teatre contest . Not for professionals, and this remainds me the times of Lorca and the teatre for the people. A friend of me ( Santi ) and he, we are both writing a play in Galician, and I ‘m thinking about that one of the worst things that remains from the times of the dictatorship, was the local mafia and the no-thinking -or the one-thinking- .
At Ribadeo, every weeks, it’s available two or three american movies -very bad movies, not for be american, but for be absolute freak –
What happend with the teatre?, The freedom to talk, to write, to communicate, which is so dangerous ?
Who knows, remainds me the first times of Yeats, times of Castelao.
Never is late.

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