Why? Due to our friendship over the years with our friends of Mundi, a local band from Austin Texas and with Phil Plata, a local musician from Austin, the craddle of this project was born last september during Phil and Karen´s visit to Andalusia. Since then, Juan de Castro in Montejaque, Phil Plata in Austin and myself, were moving on. But it was not until we receive the support from local authorities in the different Pueblos Blancos and since my visit to Austin this February when we celebrated two gatherings with local musicians at his home, when the project became real.
Many bands will be coming from Austin, Texas and this has a reason. Not only for te hard work of Phil promoting the festival through the local musicians in Austin, but also because Austin is the live music capital of the world, and it is where the South by Southwest Music festival happens every year. Making the interest of local bands from Austin in this festival and on coming to Pueblos Blancos and Andalusia never happened before.
This together with the passion of music and friendship and with the magic of this hidden corner in South of Spain, the Pueblos Blancos ( known as The White Villages) made the rest.
Big thanks again to Phil Plata, Juan de Castro ,all of our friends of Mundi as Mario Gonzales, Darrel Myers, Ric Furley and all of their love of Spain and especially to all the participants in the magical week coming soon!
When? Each of the four cities will celebrate each night different concerts, and all bands will be playing on each of the cities. The concerts will start on Thursday Sept 15 and will end on Sunday 18th, 2016.
Where ? Four Pueblos Blancos: two in Malaga province ( Ronda and Montejaque) and two in Cadiz province ( Grazalema and Villaluenga del Rosario) will celebrate during 4 days an encounter of musicians and bands from all over the world who will share their music with locals with concerts and workshops every day in every of the four Pueblos Blancos, a magical corner in south of Spain, close to the Gibraltar Strait, the end of the known world of the Greek mythology, a land of bandoleros and romantic writers.
Who ? From Texas, to Guatemala, from Rusia, To Ukraine will be coming to play, share their music and experiences with local musicians and friends during the weekend.
Here is an update list: Danger Cakes ( Austin, Texas,USA), Sefo(Madrid,Spain, via Austin),Deann René (Austin , Texas, USA), The Pomoriams (Pomorie, Bulgaria), dd dageer (Austin, Texas), Zein Al Jundi (Damascus, Syria), The Jake Levinson Band ( GUatemala via Austin), Pakava It (Moscow, Russia), Flying Balalaika Brothers ( Russia/Ukraine), Nurk (Madrid, Spain) Motes Float Aloft (England via Austin), Moxxy (Austin, Texas), Future of Air Travel (USA), Cañamo and B-Sides from Madrid….
More information www.pueblosblancosmusicfestival.com