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Palmas

“Eschuche la guitarra,” he said, as he demonstrated to us how to clap. “Listen to the guitar.” “It is a conversation between the clapping and the guitar,” Naim explained. If the clapping is off beat then it throws off the guitar off beat, and the song is lost. We were in La Perla, the largest…

Fundació Joan Miró

Dance of the Poppies

I first fell for Miró in Barcelona—not for the man but for the artist. On top of Montjuïc—overlooking the city that produced Gaudí and Picasso—the Miró Foundation stands like a modern acropolis keeping watch over the city. The buildings are light and airy—the perfect container for his work which is full of dramatic geometric shapes,…