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It’s mid August, and as per usual the town hall has made sure that there are plenty of interesting and fun things to do this summer.  Here is a quick run down of what is happening by date:

13 August: Salobreña’s Theatrical Group will be putting on a comedy called Lisistrata de Aristófanes.  This will be an all Spanish production so understanding Spanish is a must.  The play will be staged at the Auditorium, which is right next to the Ayuntamiento.  Time is 10Pm and the cost of a ticket is 3€.

14 August: It’s the annual Blues Concert in La Caleta.  This is a great night out, it’s free and the music is usually top notch. The stage has been set up in the little square down by the water. Plaza del Lavadero. Try not to miss this, it’s always a great night plus the two bars in the town will be hopping and I can almost guarantee the party will be going on till the wee hours.. Get there if you can.

17August: For all you movie goers out there.  The town of Lobres is screening  the film Wall-E . Entrance is free and the location of the showing is the Casa de Cultura in Lobres.  Again this will be a film in Spanish.

18 August: On this day you can enjoy a photography exhibition at the Library in Salobrena.  Exhibit will be located on the second floor in the Sala de Exposiciones.  The subject of the pictorial display are the light houses and towers along the coast.   Entrance is free.

19 August: Concert in the park.  the local music school will be presenting their band for an evening of music for everyone to enjoy.  The playing level of this band is extremely high, a very enjoyable evening is to be expected.

20August: More movies.. this time in La Caleta.  Harrison Ford stars in this latest enstallment of Indiana Jones films.  Again this will be in Spanish and entrance is free

22August: Look out Flamenco is back in town.  This will be a fantastic night of flamenco right here in Salobreña.  Festival Flamenco Lucero del Alba 40th edition. Performing at the Casa Roja will be the following performers.  El Polaco singing, Paco Cortés on Guitar, Singer el Niño del Gastor with Jose Fajardo on guitar, Rafael Muñoz singing with Ricardo el de La Juana on the guitar.

From the peña Flamenca la trilla de Salobrena performing are Eliseo and Elo Canario with Jose Fajardo on guitar.  Lucia Guardino to dance

Also performing are Juan Angel Tirado and Emilio Florido with Guitarist  Alfredo Mesa.  The show will be held at the Casa Roja start time is 10:30pm entrance fee is 10 in advance or 12 € at the door.  To purchase tickets prior, go to the tourist office in Salobreña


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Just a reminder to everyone, Tonight the Cultures 3 Music Festival starts in Frigliana.  All concerts start at 11pm, so no excuses… Unless of course like me, 11pm is wayyyy past your bedtime.

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I have been remiss in my duties as of late. Actually, I have just been sick, it was either a bad chicken wing, or a bad reaction to antibiotics. I started taking them the day I had the chicken wing, so it’s all a mystery, I’m going back on them today so we shall see.  I was on them in the first place because I started growing a mini me on my shoulder. It could be my conscience manifesting itself, but the Dr says it’s more like a fatty cyst. It appears I have my own personal grease trap the size of a baseball. But enough about Me and MIni Me, here are some shots from around town.

Just a quick note for our friends down Frigliana way, which is just down the coast by the way and another very pretty little white washed village well worth the trip. Frigliana is hosting the 3rd annual 3Cultures Festival. There will be music presented on the 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st. As well, there will be Movies, Workshops, Artists, a street party, a 3 cultures street market, a Tapa Route, Conferences, and Exhibitions, and a Gastronomy Day, where you can try the foods from the 3 different cultures represented.

On the 28th at 11pm the wonderful Concha Buika will perform. Concha is from Mallorca, but her family is from Equatorial Guinea. She mixes funk, jazz flamenco and soul to create a unique sound. You can check her out on YouTube if you want to see what you will be missing. Here is one clip.

On the 29th at 11pm the world reknown Eliseo Parra will be performing his brand of Spanish Folk Music. He sings in Catalan, Basque, Castilian, and Galician. You can check him out on YouTube as well.. here is one clip

On the 30th, The Dhoad Gitanos of Rajastan will be performing at 11pm. The DGofRajastan hail from Indian province of Rajasthan, what many consider to be the original land of gypsies. Dhoad Gypsies wandered throughout the wild and wonderful Thar desert traveling from town to town entertaining Princes and their courtiers. You can check them out on YouTube.

On the 31st is the musical group called Klezmatica, I found their name on the web with the subtitle, the Jewish music of Eastern Europe, so should be pretty interesting.. You can find them on YouTube as well, but he quality of the recording is frustrating as it keeps stopping and starting.. You can try it here or you can go to this page and listen to them directly from the source. It is http://web2.nessmp3.com/bands/808/index.php

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Hang on to your hula hoops folks, Salobreña is having a Flamenco Festival!!! It’s the 39th edition of the Lucero del Alba Flamenco Festival.

Performers will be Singer Esperanza Ferandez with Miguel Ángel Cortés on guitar,

Singer Miguel De Tena with Antonio Carrión on Guitar.

Singers Ángel Torres & Julio Fajardo with guitarist José Fajardo.

Dance troop Ana Cali with singer Manuel Fernández, guitarist Rubèn Campos and percussionist Miguel Cheyene.

The location is La Casa Roja or The Red House

Ticket Price 10.00 euros in advance and 12.00 euros at the door. Tickets can be purchased that the Tourist office or the Casa de Cultura.

Time 22:30


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