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Folk singer Paco Padilla to play La Bodega

La Bodega de Ajijic Restaurant presents a dinner/concert featuring renowned folksinger/songwriter Francisco “Paco” Padilla on Friday, March 7, starting 7:30 p.m. Tickets are 250 pesos per person and include dinner. Reservations are a must.

Born into a family of potters in 1952 in the Tlaquepaque suburb of Guadalajara, Padilla studied chemical engineering, which he would later put to use in his own ceramics studio. In 1974, while still at university, he won the Festival de la Cancion with his now-famed song “Alfarero.”

He later went to Spain to combine music with work in the field of high-fired pottery and ceramics at the Escuela de Artes de Manises in Valencia. His studies took him through Europe as he learned the many types and methods of pottery and ceramics. He spent a lot of time in England in the area know as the “Potteries” (around Stoke-on-Trent).

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