The candlelit souk is one of the main attractions of the Luna Mora festival.
Over the next two weekends the village of Guaro will be lit up by more than 25,000 candles for the annual Luna Mora Festival.
The village, in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves expects more than 60,000 visitors over the four days of this celebration of the mixture of cultures that make up the history of Andalucía.
Throughout the event the village streets become one bustling Arab souk (from 5pm on all four days) lined with candles.
Visitors will come across street entertainment for young and old, storytelling and oriental dance and percussion workshops, with mini concerts (of Turkish, Hindu, flamenco fusion and dance, respectively) rounding off each night at 12.30am in the Patio Los Almendros.
Meanwhile the Luna Mora auditorium is the venue for the festival’s star concerts, each night at 11pm. On Friday 6th the stage will be taken over by Cordoba-born flamenco singer India Martínez with her mix of traditional and contemporary music.
This fusion is also the trademark of the group Chambao, on stage on Saturday 7th. The following weekend flamenco pianist Dorantes joins forces with singer Manuel Bombo on Friday 13th and maestro of flamenco El Lebrijano closes the series with the Chekara orchestra and dancer María Gabaldón on Saturday 14th.
Other concerts include guitar recitals in the San Miguel church at 8pm on 7th and 14th.
Throughout the festival the exhibition ‘De Tal Palo Tal Astila’ organised by the Mediterranean Three Cultures Foundation can be visited in the municipal ‘Usos Múltiples’ building. The show includes work by art students in Andalucía and Morocco.
Friday 6th. India Martínez
Saturday 7th. Chambao.
Friday 13th. Dorantes & Manuel Lombo
Saturday 14th. El Lebrijano, Orquesta Chekara & María Gabaldón.
Concerts venue and time. All in the Auditorio de la Luna Mora, 11pm