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Sevilla open-air music festival: Jazz, classical, flamenco and more in the Alcázar gardens
07 September 2021 @ 19:01

AFTER being called off last year, Sevilla's 'Nights in the Garden' music festival at the Royal Alcázar are now well under way and the programme of events stretches through until October 10.

Since its launch on July 28, a total of 12,311 people have attended the open-air evening concerts in the ancient Arab fortress, one of the southern city's most iconic landmarks.

This week brings a string of typically-Mediterranean, classical, Mediaeval and jazz music – mostly faithful to their original styles but with a dash of artistic licence to bring them up to date in some cases.

They include the fast-paced traditional Turkish melodies and folk dances that act as an artistic bridge between east and west, balancing the exotic mysteries of the Middle East with the familiarity of Europe – as well as Sephardic lullabies, which seal the fusion, given that Spain was once home to a huge Sephardic Jewish community who lived there for centuries until the Inquisition, and a significant minority of Turkish people are direct descendants of these, meaning they are automatically entitled to joint Spanish citizenship.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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