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Rivas himself is a true Galician who writes with pride and love when telling the stories of his homeland. The history of Galicia is one of severe hardship and struggle, mainly being defined by mass emigration. This line gives an insight as to what the Gallegos went through at the time.
And so people emigrated to where the jobs were, mainly Buenos Aires, where the Spanish people there are commonly known as Gallegos due to the mass emigration of the Galicians to the area. Furthermore, as this story deals with the Orquestra Azul, music is an obvious theme, and an important part of Galician culture also. Galicia is not known for the flamenco music and sombreros as the rest of Spain is, here there are very strong Celtic connections, with the Gaita Galega or bagpipes as their main instrument of choice.
So not only are the Galicians geographically quite separate from Spain, their historical culture and background also make them quite unique. Geographically situated in the north-west of Spain, Galicia is largely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay to the north and plays a huge role in the daily lifestyle of the Galicians from their food to their stories, especially Rivas. It has great views and consists of forests surrounded by eucalyptus trees.
From the "palillaba" the mother is weaving at the start of the story to the use of "la ferrada". A "palillaba" is crisscrossing weave bobbin lace, a kind of turned stick. Last, but not least, the story has a father and son arguing about a football match Post a Comment.
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