Picasso and Manitas de Plata

Picasso and cubism. Fantastic.

searchManitas de Plata. The wild gypsy guitarist..


Manitas de Plata, the gypsy guitarist, died earlier this year. His music is full of the raw excitement of the flamenco dance. Picasso described him as a greater man than himself. They remained great friends until Picasso’s death.

YouTube has many of Manitas de Plata’s concerts, they are well worth playing. His story is fun to read.

This is so interesting to my book. Natalie, the heroine dabbles in the flamenco dance and Picasso runs a thread through the story. I love it when my story of romance, humour and sadness also has a interesting depth.

Thank you Manitas de Plata’s for cheering up my hard working days.