MUSIC FESTIVALS

3rd Pueblos Blancos Music Festival 2018

Just less than a week to our next Pueblos Blancos Music Festival, our third one and every day more proud of seeing it coming with all the excitement for meeting again old friends and new ones just around music and  “tinto de verano” sips.

This year we are over 30 bands participating ,  which the  majority   are international artist coming mainly from Austin, Texas , Nashville, Brownsville and other cities in the US.

Believing each day more that we are all on the same road  living  in the Small World and  and that music is the best  way  for all  for understanding , we  welcome this year to Baylou, a rock band  from Sydney and  and Maf e Tula from Costa Rica as best examples of a world without frontiers, a world of music and friendship. Several local bands from Andalusia and other cities in Spain will participate as well.

Perform in Spain is supporting our personal dream, together with Fundacion Sierra de Libar and the local townhalls. A dream that started  over three years ago  in Austin and  in  Pueblos Blancos. Today this dream is a train that  wont stop.

Four days, four towns, four stages and 30 bands playing each day on different towns, sharing their music. The festival emphasize in different styles of music, but mainly focus of american roots ( country, tex-mex, rock, jazz and blues).

Thanks to all  participants, the  ones who participated on last editions that  whant to repeat again and again the experience, the new members  of the ” gran familia” and   specially to the other “dreamers” Phil Plata & Karen Locke  from Austin and Juan de Castro in Pueblos Blancosimg_1943

Check the www.pueblosblancosmusicfestival.org for updates about the festival, the concert calendar, fresh info or to watch some videos in our You Tube Channel of the coming bands of follow us on FB.

On the Road Again!

Josu Camacho

Pueblos Blancos Music Festival 2018

Just less than a week to our next Pueblos Blancos Music Festival, our third one and every day more than proud of seeing it coming with all the excitement for meeting again old friends and new ones just around music and tinto de verano sips.

This year we are over 30 bands participating , majority international artist coming mainly from Austin, Texas and few from Nashville too.

Believing more that we are all on the same road , that we all live in a Small World and that music is the best tool for all of us for understanding , we want to welcome this year to Baylou, a rock band coming from Australia and Maf e Tula from Vosta Rica and all the rest of local bands from Spain and Andalusia.

Perform in Spain is supporting my dream again and Phil Plata from Austin and Juan in Montejaque are the other two dreamers to make this festival runs again.

A train that won’t stop!

Check the http://www.pueblosblancosmusicfestival.org for updates about the festival, the concert calendar, fresh info or to watch some videos in our You Tube Channel of the coming bands of follow us on FB.

On the Road Again!

Pueblos Blancos Music Festival

October, 2016

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It has been  almost  two weeks over that the first Pueblos Blancos Music  Festival happened in the white villages in Andalusia. Phil Plata  is back in Austin, Juan is back working down in Montejaque and  I am back in Madrid. We need to enjoy some free time  to  think if we will  be ready again for next  year´s edition or this  was just a dream that happened once in a lifetime.

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Our goal to create an  international encounter where musicians coming from all over the world to play their music and participate in this cultural exchange was  an incredible success beyond  all expectations, where during the four days  of the festival  the bands performed in different   pueblos   and venues each day. Local bands participated as well  and supported from the very beginning  with the  extra backline  needed.

The dream finally happened. Professional and semi professional bands  met together in an incredible  atmosphere of friendship and music during the four days. Every  night 6 to 8 bands were playing in different venues and after midnight jams happened every night with local musicians in Montejaque.

Many of the bands that participated came from Austin, the live music capital of the world, and the music style  mainly  in common was rock and roll, jazz, blues, country and  americana styles and this will be our goal for the future.

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Big thanks to the towns of Montejaque, Ronda and Grazalema for their support. Big thanks to all musicians and bands who participated. Big thanks for all local bands and audiences  for the warm hospitality and  technical support.

We will soon be back again  and we will share many  good news  with you.

Please if you are  interested in  more details or if you are  a band interested to participate in the next edition, please  contact www.pueblosblancosmusicfestival.com and send a message to  Phil Plata, co-founder and artistic director of the  Festival anytime

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Pueblos Blancos Music Festival -Sept 15-18, 2016

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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

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MUSIC FESTIVALS

We proudly present you and advance of the upcoming different festivals we organize in the next years. For good amateur and semi-professional choral groups we do organize the Castile International Choral Festival the next  June 2018 (XII th edition) and  June 2019  (XIIIth edition).

For semi-professional and professional small  ensembles and gospel choirs , we do organize  during the first two weeks of December , our Gospel in Spain Festival .

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