By John Smith •
Published: 19 Nov 2019 • 19:30
Celebrating the arrival of the first Gypsys to Andalucia in 1462
Credit: Ayuntamiento de Marbella
ON Friday, November 22, San Pedro Alcantara, a suburb of Marbella, will celebrate the Day of the Andalusian Gypsy People with a series of events that will take place from 7 pm, at the Trapiche Cultural Center of Guadaiza.
The event will start by the raising of the flag of the Gypsy People and the playing of their traditional anthem Gelem Gelem followed by the presentation of a special plaque to Encarna Carmonawho has played an important part in the Gypsy community for many years.
Finally there will be a performance by Juanjo Alcántara’s flamenco group and a special Queen of the event will be announced.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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