Cajon Flamenco festival 2023 in Torrox


Torrox organises an Cajon flamenco festival at the beginnings of December

The Torrox Cajon Flamenco Festival will take place from 1 to 2 od December 2023

The programme in Torrox pueblo is detailed below.

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 cajon flamenco “made in Torrox”. He is also the co-organiser of this festival.

The programme of the 2023 festival in Torrox

On 2 December, at the Villa de Torrox Theatre,

  • Brazilian musician Alex Sancher and his explosive mix of jazz, blues, funk, candombe and Brazilian music, who, with his group, The Cajón Ensemble, will be offering us a blend of Afro-Peruvian music.

  • In addition, prototypes of instruments specially designed for the occasion will be on show, thanks to the collaboration of renowned luthier Hugo Domínguez, renowned for his outstanding work in building informal instruments for the Argentinian group ‘Les Luthiers’.

  • Dani Bonilla, accompanied by percussionist Miguel ‘el Nene’.
    • Bonilla is a composer, singer, palmero and guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest names in flamenco, including Esperanza Fernández and Miguel Poveda.

  • Dancer Carmen Camacho will close the event on Saturday evening.

Notes: in keeping with the festival’s philosophy, in the afternoon (4.30pm) and before the start of the show, we’ll be holding percussion masterclasses, led this year by Dani Bonilla, el Nene and Carlos Cortés, and suitable for all audiences.

To book tickets for 2 December (€5): ticket teatro Villa de Torrox

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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