Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spanish guitar

The other day I had one of my favourite moments thus far in Málaga. 

I was walking around in the old town, and my instinct told me to turn left at some narrow little street. After a few meters I could hear some guitar music being played a little further in and it was enchantingly beautiful. As I came closer I saw that they were sitting at a table at a Tetería (place to drink teas) and I hurried to grab the only free table outside, just a few meters from the musicians. The two of them were playing so beautifully, so effortless, and completely in sync, it was so obvious that they loved what they were doing. And I loved it too.

It was magical, really. It might sound cheesy but I felt that time stood still and I forgot about everything else. (Again- the effect good music has on me...) I wanted to stay for hours listening to these talented guitar players. The best part was that they were not putting on a show, it was more like they were just there rehearsing or something, by chance sitting at the tetería with their guitars. And they were so humble to the reactions of the people around. (Let's just say I wasn't the only one loving it!) They were playing boleros, rumbos… flamenco music. So very Spanish. After a couple hours they left however, and well so did I, with a big smile on my face!

Loved loved loved this afternoon!

Ah, and the tetería was great too! They had such a big variety of teas, served in  cute tereras (teapots), different kinds depending on what kind of tea you ordered. 


  1. Denne typen opplevelser er en av de beste man kan ha i utlandet. Såkalte magiske øyeblikk!

  2. Gee, I wish I were there, too...

  3. The term "Spanish guitar" is a nod to Antonio de Torres Jurado who is considered to be the most important Spanish guitar maker of the 19th century. Most acoustic guitars nowadays are derivatives of his classical guitar designs.