In the small neo-Arabic theater of the Hotel Alhambra Palace Lorca gave public readings of his work on several occasions, for example, on the eve of the Cante Jondo (Deep Song) Contest, on June 7, 1922, an artistic evening took place there as part of the propaganda that was being given to the event.
The event was opened by Antonio Gallego Burín, vice-president at that time of the Centro Artístico, followed by guitarist Manuel Jofré and then Lorca. The poet read several compositions from Poema del cante jondo (Poem of the Deep Song). Shortly after the tribute banquet mentioned above, on May 18, 1929, he returned to the Palace to offer a recital of poems with a selection from Libro de Poemas (Book of Poems), Canciones (Songs) and Romancero gitano (Gypsy Ballads). These public interventions were followed by the complimentary chronicle the next day in El Defensor de Granada which said that the reading had been a success.