In this 16th edition, the festival will travel through the millenary Persian civilization, through the music and dance of the Iranian group “Yaran Ensemble”, on February 19th, at the Cine-Teatro Louletano (Loulé) and on February 20th, at the Municipal Auditorium of Lagoon.
The complex and delicate music inspired by the cultures of the Maghreb and the Middle East will also be represented by the groups “Ensemble Alpharabius” and “Sons d'Al-Andalus”. The first will perform on January 29, at the Convento de São José (Lagoa), and on January 30, at the Municipal Auditorium of Olhão.
The “Sons d'Al-Andalus” will give a single concert, on February 6th, in the Municipal Auditorium of Albufeira.
Al-âla, or Andalusí music, which was born in Córdoba in the ninth century as a testimony to the profound dialogue between southern Spain and the Arab world and North Africa, will also play a leading role in this festival, as it merges with flamenco. traditional, presented by the “Alxaraf Flamenco Andalusí” project.
This show is scheduled for February 12, at Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório (Silves), and on February 13, at Centro Cultural de Lagos.