Flamenco festival 2022 in Torrox
Torrox organises an international flamenco cajon festival every year in mid-November.
The Torrox Cajon Flamenco Festival will take place from 12 to 19 November 2022
There will be many musical events in Torrox pueblo. The programme is detailed below.
NB: On 16 November, International Flamenco Day, there will be a big cajoneada in Malaga, at the Edgar Neville Auditorium.
A few words about the origins of the cajón flamenco
This type of flamenco was created by Paco de Lucía in the 1970s. In 1977, he returned from a tour in Peru and brought back a cajon, after having seen a percussionist ‘tocar un cajon’. He thought that this instrument would be ideal for flamenco. He was not mistaken!
This instrument is of Afro-Peruvian origin. It was the black slaves in Peru who created this musical instrument from wooden boxes. These wooden boxes were used to transport fruit and fish.
This instrument, the cajon, is now used in many musical styles throughout the world.
For the record, this is the only international cajon flamenco festival in the world today.
I would like to take this opportunity to give a nod to my friend Antonio Bueno, creator of the flamenco cajon “made in Torrox”. He is also the co-organiser of this festival.
The programme of the 2022 festival in Torrox
During this festival, there will be, among others, 2 magnificent shows, see below:
On 18 November there will be a show at the Torrox theatre by Jesus Carmona
Here are the awards received by Jesus Carmona !
- Premio Max 2022 a Mejor Espectáculo de Danza por “Baile de Bestias
- Premio Max 2022 a Mejor Intérprete de Danza
- Medalla de Oro del Reial Cercle Artístic
- Premio Nacional de Danza 2020.
- Premio Ojo Crítico RTVE 2019.
- Premios Latin UK Awards 2018 for Best International Interpreter and Best International Producer.
- Premio Desplante del Festival de las Minas de la Unión 2012
- Bailarín Sobresaliente del XX Certamen de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid in 2011.
To book tickets for this concert: ticket-Jesus Carmona
Then on November 19, the last day of the festival:
To book tickets for this concert: ticket-Tremendita
Here is an extract of a cajon flamenco, played by El Guille, Guillermo Garcia “maestro de percusión flamenca desde hace 16 años”.
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At the bottom of the page, the posters of the previous festivals in Torrox.