Flamenco-fusion helps Benidorm’s Doble Amor association

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Flamenco-fusion helps Benidorm

Flamenco-fusion helps Benidorm’s Doble Amor association.

GOING through some old papers recently, Cecilio Gonzalez came across some lyrics that he wrote in 1983.

“I never did get round to finishing the music,” he told the Euro Weekly News.

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“Then it occurred to me to send it to a young friend Sauwy Perez, a singer-composer who lives in Altea.”

To Cecilio’s amazement, in less than an hour back came a video with Sauwy’s flamenco-fusion version of Soy feliz which, arranged and produced by Chiclana-based Marko Katier, has recently been released.

“But there’s more to it than that,” Cecilio told us.


Years ago, he wrote a catchy song, En Benidorm which goes back to his time with a group in Benidorm during the 70s before he turned to property development.

Sauwy has now re-recorded this in his own flamenco-fusion style and Cecilio told us that he is donating all his own royalties to Benidorm’s Centro Doble Amor for those with functional diversity.

There has been one big change to the lyrics, though, and the song has become Quiero volver a Benidorm, echoing the feelings of the many thousands who, barred by Covid-19, also want to return to Benidorm.


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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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