coewr777
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I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:27 pm

I am doing a project on spain and i need to know a few things

What are popular clothing brands?
Some famous actors?
Popular dances?
Famous artists?

thanks
 
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:32 pm

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
What are popular clothing brands?

Women, Zara
Men, Ehm. . . you need to get to "El Corte Inglés" department store  Smile

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Some famous actors?

Benicio Del Toro
Antonio Banderas
Pepe Soriano (residing in Argentina)
Carmen Maura

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Popular dances?

Flamenco!

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Famous artists?

Salvador Dalí
Pablo Picasso
Joan Miro

That's all I can think off the top of my head.
Hope I covered the spectrum.

Maybe Alfonso or some other Spanish users can be more helpful.

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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:34 pm

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
What are popular clothing brands?

zara

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Some famous actors?

Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Popular dances?

flamenco is popular in sevilla

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Famous artists?

gaudi.

do you use google?  confused 
 
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:36 pm

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 1):
Women, Zara

i got my favorite cologne, swimming trunks, and polo shirts at a zara in madrid!  Smile


drew
 
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:39 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 3):
i got my favorite cologne, swimming trunks, and polo shirts at a zara in madrid!

Ah, yes! Forgot about that. In fact, I do have a cologne from Zara. Truth is, only women shop at Zara here  Wink

LOL

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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:46 pm

Sorry for going off-topic, but...

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 4):
Truth is, only women shop at Zara here

...I beg your pardon, sir?  Wink Each Zara store I know here has got a very big male-clothes-only area, where you can find some great stuff. And everytime I've been there, I saw a plethora of men buying!

Now, back to Spain: when in doubt, Google is your best friend.  Smile

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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:47 pm

What are popular clothing brands?

Pull & Bear
Zara
H&M

Some famous actors?

God, so many...
Carmen Sevilla
Antonio Banderas
Benicio del Toro
Javier Bardem

Popular dances?

currently... reggaeton (sp?) mostly if you are talking about clubbing
paso doble and flamenco/sevillanas if you are talking about traditional dances

Famous artists?

Alejandro Sanz
Miguel Bosé
El Canto del Loco
Estopa
Gipsy Kings
Julio Iglesias
Ana Torroja
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:24 pm

Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 6):
Gipsy Kings

Seems to surprise a lot of people, but Gipsy Kings are not a Spanish group, they are a French group originating from the towns of Arles and Montpellier in the south of France! Just as surprising to many as when I tell them "My Way" was actually originally a French song!
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:03 pm

To be fair, though hailing from France the Gipsy Kings are of recent Catalan (Spanish) ancestry.

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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:37 pm

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
What are popular clothing brands?

These are some popular Spanish brands that have their own stores:
Zara
H&M
Springfield
Pull & Bear
Cortefiel
Mango

And these are some Spanish designers that have their own stores as well although they are focused on a higher level:
Pedro del Hierro
Pertegaz
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Purificación García
Elio Bernhayer
Vittorio y Lucchino
Adolfo Domínguez
Loewe

And last but not least, the most famous Spanish fashion designer...: Paco Rabanne.

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Some famous actors?

Antonio Banderas
Penélope Cruz
Paz Vega
Javier Bardem
Santiago Segura
Elena Anaya
Carmen Maura
And many many many more, but I think these are the most important.

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 1):
Benicio Del Toro



Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 6):
Benicio del Toro

Just for the record, Benicio del Toro is Puertorican.

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Popular dances?

There are about 1,000 typical/regional dances in Spain. The most famous could be:

Sevillanas
Fandango
Muiñeira
Bolero
Jotilla
Jota
Sardana
Pasodoble
Chotis

Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 6):
reggaeton

Reggaeton is not Spanish and is not very spread out ,although it has become famous among the Latin American communities since that's exactly where it comes from.

Btw...I hate reggaeton.

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Famous artists?

Painters:
Salvador Dalí
Pablo Picasso
Joan Miró
Diego Velázquez
Francisco de Goya
Joaquín Sorolla

Architects:
Historic:
Juan de Herrera
Antonio Gaudí
Modern:
Javier Sáinz de Oiza
Santiago Calatrava
Rafael Moneo
Antonio Lamela

Classic Music composers:
Manuel de Falla
Joaquín Rodrigo
Isaac Albéniz
Joaquín Turina
Federico Chueca

Opera singers:
Plácido Domingo
José Carreras
Montserrat Caballé
Alfredo Kraus

Dancers:
Tamara Rojo (1st. dancer of the London Royal Ballet)
Joaquín Cortés

Modern singers/bands:
Alejandro Sanz
Julio Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
Miguel Bosé
David Bisbal
Ana Torroja
Joaquín Sabina
Jarabe de Palo
Hombres G
Danza Invisible
Andy & Lucas
El Canto del Loco
Amaral
Efecto Mariposa
La Oreja de Van Gogh


Hope this helps!

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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:28 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 8):
To be fair, though hailing from France the Gipsy Kings are of recent Catalan (Spanish) ancestry.

Oh very true, but they were all born in France, speak primarily French. You know the whole south-west of France is filled with hundreds of thousands of Spanish immigrants who fled Spain under Franco. Today they are well integrated, but the second and third generation of these "refugees" are clearly French. I know many of them, and while they all have a love for Spain, most of them speak worse Spanish than I do (and I'm Irish... with a Spanish wife!) yet say they are French, which "politically" they are. And then the Gipsy Kings are gipsies, originally originating from India... so are they Indians?
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:38 pm

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 9):
Reggaeton is not Spanish and is not very spread out ,although it has become famous among the Latin American communities since that's exactly where it comes from.

 checkmark  And it's really annoying. . .

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 9):
Btw...I hate reggaeton.

 bigthumbsup  Ditto!

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 9):
Just for the record, Benicio del Toro is Puertorican.

Yep, where did I get that from, I don't know. Thanks for the correction, Alfonso.

Quoting Marambio (Reply 5):
...I beg your pardon, sir? Wink Each Zara store I know here has got a very big male-clothes-only area, where you can find some great stuff. And everytime I've been there, I saw a plethora of men buying!

Yeah. . . men. . .  Wink

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 9):
Modern singers/bands:

You forgot Estopa!  Sad

Cheers! wave 
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:55 pm

I hope a more visual answer to your questions is usefull.

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
What are popular clothing brands?


Loís Jeans (unfortunately, this company has been experiencing some financial problems lately).

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Some famous actors?


Antonio Banderas


One of my favourite Spanish actors, Santiago Segura as Torrente.  Smile


Not an actor, but famous nevertheless, movie-director Pedro Almodóvar.

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Popular dances?


Spain's worst 'export-product', the Macarena.

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
Famous artists?


Salvador Dalí, painter


Antonio Gaudí, architect


Bilbao Airport ATC, Spain. Santiago Calatrava, architect.
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:18 pm

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 9):
Plácido Domingo

I always thought he is Mexican , nevermind it's the same language  Smile
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:20 am

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 9):

Reggaeton is not Spanish and is not very spread out ,although it has become famous among the Latin American communities since that's exactly where it comes from.

Btw...I hate reggaeton.

I also hate it... it always sounds the same and the lyrics are quite stupid, but I can tell you that it is the only thing you will find in clubs in Salamanca, and I can tell you there isn't a huge Latin American community here. Actually, one of my friends is from Gran Canaria and he is absolutely in love with reggaeton. So even while it is NOT Spanish, it is part of the modern Spanish culture, at least with people that go to college in Spain
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:19 am

Spanish Food:

Paella

Hmmm very yummy Big grin

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis
 
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:28 am

Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 14):
one of my friends is from Gran Canaria and he is absolutely in love with reggaeton.

The "Canarios" seem as if they were Latin Americans so it's no surprise. You'll hear Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cumbia and all those Caribbean/Latin American rhythms much more than pop/rock/techno/trance in the Canaries.

They seem to be closer to Latin America than to the Iberian Peninsula (culturally, of course).

Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 14):
I can tell you that it is the only thing you will find in clubs in Salamanca, and I can tell you there isn't a huge Latin American community here.

Well, there's a BIG international community in Salamanca because of it's university, and the amount of foreign students grows incredibly during the summer. Besides, reggaeton is not only "common" in Spain but in other European countries as well.

I have also been in Salamanca and I haven't heard more reggaeton than "decent" music.

Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 14):
it is part of the modern Spanish culture, at least with people that go to college in Spain

Not at least in Madrid. I disagree with you there. It's just a minor thing. Trust me...I live here.

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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:14 am

Other famous Spanish personalities (either adoptive or by birth):

Yola Berrocal, Dinio (originally from Cuba), Tamara (of "No cambié" fame), Raquel Mosquera, David Flores, Boris Izaguirre (originally from Venezuela), Ex-Boxing champ-turned-porn-actor Poli Diaz, Pozi, the Matamoros brothers (Kiko and Koto), etc.

All of them wonderful people

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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:35 am

Quoting JoseMEX (Reply 17):
Yola Berrocal, Dinio (originally from Cuba), Tamara (of "No cambié" fame), Raquel Mosquera, David Flores, Boris Izaguirre (originally from Venezuela), Ex-Boxing champ-turned-porn-actor Poli Diaz, Pozi, the Matamoros brothers (Kiko and Koto), etc.

You forgot one of the most beautiful (¿?) and classy (¿?) women in Spain...: Belén Esteban. yuck  yuck  yuck 

I would put all those people mentioned above inside a bag and throw it in the middle of the atlantic during a storm. Big grin  duck 
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:28 am

Thank you all so much this helped me out alot and now i am done with my project...thanks again guys
 
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:04 pm

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 16):
Trust me...I live here.

Trust me too, I live in Salamanca (regardless of the fact that my profile says I come from the US)
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RE: I Need Some Help On Spain!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:22 pm

Quoting B747_A340 (Reply 20):
Trust me too, I live in Salamanca

Ok then...reggaeton must be more famous than El Canto del Loco where you live, but where I live it's a completely different story...thank God.
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