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Traditional song and dance at two-day flamenco festival

José Lucena will perform at the festival.
José Lucena will perform at the festival. / Diputación de Malaga
  • The festival will present some of Andalucía's finest flamenco artistes, including Chato de Vélez, Rocío Alcalá and José Lucena

Malaga. Some of Andalucía's most revered singers, dancers and guitarists will perform at the forty-first edition of the Ciudad de Malaga Flamenco Festival in the Malagueta bullring this weekend. The two-day festival starts at 9pm tonight (Friday) with a lineup of artists that includes the celebrated Chato de Malaga, an old-school style singer from Granada who has lived in Malaga for many years.

Also on the bill is one of Malaga's top female singers, Rocío Alcalà. This popular singer has performed her traditional Malagueña style of flamenco at festivals and in peñas all over Spain.

The Malaga-born dancer, José Lucena, has performed all over Spain, his show includes traditional flamenco mixed with classic Spanish dance and ballet.

Saturday's performers will include Rosi Campos, Rafael Sánchez, Ana Pastrana and Luis Perdiguero. The highlight of the night will be the performance of Gypsy singer Chato de Vélez, who will be accompanied by guitarist Antonio Soto.

Tickets (free), available at www.malagadecultura.com

Early reservations are advised.