Flamenco-fusion helps Benidorm’s Doble Amor association

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.

“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 Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com.