Malaga starts the summer cultural agenda with Terral en tu Zona

Flamenco singer Miguel Astorga will perform at the festival.
Flamenco singer Miguel Astorga will perform at the festival. / SUR
  • The cycle will present a series of free outdoor blues, swing, jazz and flamenco concerts throughout June

Malaga is gearing up for a series of free music concerts to kick-start the summer Terral Festival, which is held in the Cervantes Theatre in July.

Terral en tu Zona will present more than a dozen performances in various locations around the city throughout June. These will include various genres such as blues, jazz, rockabilly, swing and flamenco.

Many of the area's top musicians and singers will take part in the festival, which starts today (Friday), with a concert by local blues band The Gangberries. The concert will be held in the Eduardo Ocón auditorium in Paseo del Parque.

The music continues on Saturday 5 June with a performance by Ronda-based blues artist Hot Nacho in Huelin park; while on Sunday, The Suzette Moncreif Quintet will perform a mixture of jazz, blues and soul on Boulevar José Iturbi (Bailén-Miraflores).

Malaga's only swing orchestra, The Swing Machine, will perform three concerts that will offer a tour of the golden age of swing, focusing on the music of big band legends Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, among others. These will take place at Plaza de la Inmaculada in Churriana (12th); Parque El Brillante in Campanillas (13th), and at the Auditorio Parque Virginia in Malaga (19th).

The cycle will also include several flamenco concerts under the banner of The Three Paths of Flamenco Song, a tribute to Manolo Caracol, Pepe Marchena and Antonio Mairena. These will include some of Malaga's top flamenco singers and will take place in the Plazuela María Santísima de Dolores y Esperanza (11th, Rocío López La Boterita); Parque Manuel Navarrete (20th, Chelo Soto), and at the Parque Virgen de las Cañas (25th, Miguel Astorga).

All concerts start at 8.30pm.