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Posted By: Ross
17-Mar-10 - 05:48 AM
Thread Name: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War
Subject: RE: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War
NA MARA

Have you heard any music by Na Mara

Information here

They have an interest & write songs

Rob Garcia

Rob was born in London of Spanish descent ?" his parents arrived in the UK as child refugees from the Spanish Civil War in 1937 ?" he trained as a professional musician and classical guitarist, studying at music conervatoires in the UK, Spain and Sweden.



Subject: RE: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War
From: na-mara - PM
Date: 28 Mar 10 - 07:20 AM

na-mara's songs about the Spanish Civil War: Part of na-mara's project recently has been to research the history, and write songs about the Spanish Civil War. Our song 'The Bite' is based on the experiences of the British International Brigader George Wheeler. We also perform a song entitled 'Solo por Tres Meses/Only for Three Months' which is about the exodus of the Basque Children from Bilbao in May 1937, following the carpet bombing of Guernica by Franco's fascist forces. We performed both songs at a gathering of the International Brigades Memorial Trust at the Imperial war Museum recently, and perform our Civil War songs at their yearly gathering in July at the International Brigades Statue/Memorial in Jubilee Gardens, at the South bank. For more information and to listen to our songs I would suggest people go to:

www.utube.com: type in 'na-mara the bite' and see and hear performances of this song www.myspace.com and type in 'namaramusic' to hear a performance of 'Only for Three Months' and background to the song. www.na-mara.com: for information on na-mara www.facebook.com and type in 'na-mara' www.international-brigades.org.uk: for information on the Internantional Brigades