Open for professional gospel and spiritual ensembles who want to participate on our festival that will take place every year during December.
Origen: Gospel in Spain
Few days ago, the Harvard Westlake Jazz Big Band & Combos from Studio City, LA ;, finished their intense week through Spain and Portugal where they performed 7 concerts in front of over 1,400 people and where they played in Malaga, Cordoba, Seville and Puerto de Santa Maria in Andalusia, Spain and the two final concerts in Setubal and Lisbon in Portugal.
I want to thank upfront to James Smith and Maggie Rodriguez from Encore Tours, Samuel Bull the road manager , all the local Spanish jazz musicians, students and friends who attended to all the concerts and helped us to organize such a wonderful tour, and most of all to all the high school-age musicians from Harvard Westlake who brought their music and their talents under the direction of Shawn Constantino.
I cannot forget Pablo Bernardo Caveda, a personal friend and professional photographer who reflected better than a million words through his photos some of the highlight moments of the tour.
The jazz aficionados in Andalusia had the opportunity to enjoy the concerts and the excellent repertoire chosen from the songs of Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker , Joe Henderson among others.
The jazz students from music schools and conservatories , from high school to adults ,were able to learn and jam together with the combos and the big band.
Even that the concert times where not very jazzy, as half of the concerts where celebrated at 5 pm, audiences where there are welcomed with enthusiasm the band members.
Thanks to all who participate on this tour from the craddle to its end. It was a wonderful time!
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
This morning the Western Washington University Concert Choir performed in the Church of Saint John of the Knights in medieval Segovia closing the festival with a hugh success of audience. Several prestige international artists performed before as the Chamber Choir f Madrid,Pino de Vittorio who played church and plazas songs from Naples on 1600, the Musica Reservata from Barcelona performing T.L.Victoria, the violinist Alejandro Bustamante playing J.S.Bach …and the WWUCC singing sacred european music and frican american spirituals and hyms.It was an excellent festival edition.
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At the gates of Easter, and almost finishing our Lent period, we had been or the road since early February with some concert bands such as Augustana Concert Band, the Wagner College Choir and high school string orchestras as ThunderRidge that just returned home after being playing in front of large audiences, where they were welcomed with outstanding ovations.
This Sunday we will tour again with an excellent string orchestra with performances in Avila, Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona.
We are also closing the final details for next May where we will have planned beautiful concerts for the Berkeley Youth Symphony, the Luther College Band, the Withworth University Choir and the Pacific Lutheran Jazz, Wind and Orchestra throughout Spain and Portugal. This spring will be full of music and fun
Music Festivals in Spain
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