Saturday, November 13, 2010

Michael Economides (2)

When writing about Spanish Civil War veteran Michael (Miquel) Economides, I did not expect to (virtually) meet his son, who happens to live in New Zealand as well. 
Kim Economides, a wearer of txapelduns himself, sent me a video of his late father reciting a poem by Rafael Alberti in the Madrid Sports Stadium in November 1996. 
Michael died 20 days after.  
I have to confess that the Alberti's poem (in Spanish) is too much for my minor knowledge of Spanish, but I loved the poetry in the words of Michael Economides. 

Enjoy and remember.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to know which Rafael Alberti poem Michael recited. Did he become a Spanish citizen? (Offered to International Battalion volunteers.)