Music: Spanish Strummers

A small army of Manhattan's Latins turned out to see Carmen Amaya, famed Spanish gypsy dancer at the Roxy Theater last week. But a very critical segment of that army really went to hear one of her numerous assistants, a coppery, curly-haired Spaniard who strummed a guitar. When he twanged and thrummed at the climaxes of a malagueña or a bulenia, the little group of strum-pots practically rose up and cried "Ole!" The man they were applauding was Sabicas, most famous of present day flamenco guitar players.

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