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Lorca also alludes to Sacromonte, “We all have to tiptoe along this red dirt road, lined with prickly pears, to a meeting grouped together in a bend of the hill. They dance and sing. They accompany themselves with the guitar and castanets, and also play pastoral instruments, tambourines and triangles. They are the people who sing the “roas” and the “alboreás”, the “cachuchas” and this “zorongo” that has influenced Falla’s music so much.” Sacromonte has been the neighborhood of Granada inhabited by the gypsies since the 15th century and it may be that for Federico it represents the survival of the spirit of the city before the Takeover.