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Thousands of candles illuminate Guaro during the festival.
Luna Mora: a fusion of Andalusian cultures in Guaro

Luna Mora: a fusion of Andalusian cultures in Guaro

The festival began on Friday and continues on Saturday, 7 September

Tony Bryant

Friday, 6 September 2019, 14:08

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Thousands of candles will illuminate the streets of Guaro this weekend as the town celebrates its popular Luna Mora Festival, an event that promotes the gastronomic, cultural and musical traditions that have formed Andalucía's colourful history.

The festival, which is celebrating its 23rd anniversary, presents a programme of activities that includes Sephardic music, Arabic and flamenco dance performances, street entertainers, storytelling, a Moorish-style souk and workshops that focus on the traditional trades found in Andalucía during its Islamic period.

More than 20 live concerts will take place in different locations in the town, including the Plaza de los Cuentas, the Al-Andalus Cultural Centre and in the Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel.

The festival begins at 3pm today (Friday) and continues on Saturday 7 September.

The main concerts will be held in the Auditorio de la Luna Mora, where today visitors can enjoy a recital by pianist Diego Valdivia: he will be accompanied by the dance of Laura Martínez, sister of the revered singer India Martínez.

The main attraction of the festival will be the performance of Miguel Flores, better known as Capullo de Jerez, a Gypsy flamenco singer who will raise the roof with his exciting style of rhythm-fuelled bulerias and tangos.

For more information, see the Festival de la Luna Mora de Guaro Facebook page.

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