Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ana Kiro

Ana Kiro, famous throughout Spain for her singing career in the 60's was a Galician, living in Barcelona, who became one of the first artists to perform and record in Galician in Spain during the Franco dictatorship when Galician, Catalan, and Vasco weren't permitted. Her record "Galicia Terra Meiga" included only one song in Galician, but made such an impact that after her many doors were opened to include the marginalized language in pop culture. She recently lost her battle with cancer, and Spain and Galicia is mourning her loss and remebering her pride.

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