Due to the current COVID-19 situation the performance could not be held live at the Paleis Kerk in The Hague, as originally planned. Instead, the concert has been recorded, now being available online via the Embassy’s new YouTube channel and the VIMEO channel of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), within VENTANA program, a window to Spanish culture.
Singer and art historian Almudena Rubio was born in Madrid, but she has been living and working in The Netherlands since 2012. Rubio was selected to perform at the concert on the occasion of the festivity of St. Nicholas (Sinterklaasconcert) that the Embassy of Spain has been organizing for several years. Her repertoire for live shows revolves around singer-songwriter Chicho Sánchez Ferlosio, whom she greatly admires. In Rubio’s concerts, popular music is melted together with songs of resistance against Franco’s regime.