Festejar – Manchesters Spanish Festival

Festejar – Manchesters Spanish Festival

Festejar – Manchesters Spanish Festival

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Live Music

Friday 2nd September 2016

Chico Pere Son de Rumba Son

Seville singer, writer and composer Chico Pere will bring is unique style of flamenco music to Albert Square. This iconic musician has toured all over Spain and Europe specialising in Sevillanas and Rumbas, having also released his own album ‘Son las cosas del buen Son’.

Chico will be joined by Manchester Jazz Legend Matt Nickson and Master Percussionist Chris Cruiks.

Where: Albert Square
When: Friday 2nd September 2016
Time: 1200 – 1400

Sunday 4th September 2016

Tangales

Award-winning musicians, violinist Claire Roberts and classical guitarist Richard Haslam will bring their sophisticated performance of tango music along with classical arrangements and well-loved pop songs as you enjoy a Sunday afternoon fiesta in the heart of Manchester.

Join these encapsulating Royal Northern College of Music postgraduates for a striking Spanish performance.
Where: Albert Square
When: Sunday 4th September 2016
Time: 1430 –1630

Thursday 1st September 2016

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Guacamaya

Formed from South American and Spanish Musicians this new Manchester band draw from the rhythms of Salsa, Pop Rock, Latin Pop, Reggae and Merengue. Receiving great acclaim in their first year from the Mancunians of their adopted city alongside the Spanish and Latin communities this energetic band will bring the Latin Vibe to Albert Square as we kick off the four days that is Festejar 2016.
Where: Albert Square
When: Thursday 1st September 2016
Time: 1200 – 1400

Saturday 3rd September 2016

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A Manchester Spanish Crossover

Having played for music giants such as Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and The Gypsy Kings, Northern Uproar’s Leon Meya introduces Break Latino bringing together some amazing Mancunian and Spanish musicians in this truly unique Manchester Spanish cross over Band. Leon who is originally from Barcelona will front a six-piece band of percussionists, trumpets, piano and saxophone giving classic and modern songs that Latin twist.
Embrace your inner Spanish vibe with Break Latino – A Spanish Band with a Manchester Heart.
Where: Albert Square
Time: 2100 – 2300

Sunday 4th September 2016

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The Latin Vibe

Proving a fresh, versatile and unique style, Tocha and his band will deliver a breath-taking performance transforming the heart of Manchester into a Latin party!
Peruvian born singer songwriter Tocha combines modern western music with Latin, Afro and Tropical styles, using his bilingual skills to write songs in both English and Spanish.
Tocha says: “I create my music based on my state of mind and soul, the acoustic roots of my instrument and the raw sounds of my vocals, the three crucial elements of the process. This is then complemented with the power and percussive sounds of other instruments to take the compositions to the next level. I enjoy going through the whole process, from creative aspects to the recording and then performing live on stage.”
Where: Albert Square
When: Sunday 4th September 2016
Time: 1900 – 2100

Thursday 1st September 2016

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HEADLINERS – The Andalus Band

In the company of Kings!

David Beckham, John Travolta, Richard Branson and Rod Stewart (to name but a few) have all had the Andalus experience and now, so can you.

Live for one night only at this year’s Festejar Manchester launch night, The Andalus Band will light up Albert Square with their “Flamenco Guitar Flames”

Thursday 1st September 2016 sees the launch of this year’s Manchester Spanish Festival, and we couldn’t think of a better way to dance the night away!

Andalus Band is the leading Tribute band dedicated to playing the music of the Gipsy Kings and other internationally famous Latin Hits, in demand within the UK, throughout most of Europe, Middle East West Africa and the USA, we are proud to be bringing them to Manchester.

Where: Albert Square

When: Thursday 1st September 2016

FREE TO ATTEND

Friday 2nd September 2016

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ESCAPE – Guaranteed Musical Sunset

Festejar Manchester proudly presents a unique experience, Friday Night Balearic Chill-Out in the HEART of the City Centre. Miquel Manzano will be provide the live sound track to this unique Festejar City Centre experience.

Miguel Manzano – (Sankeys / Rejekt / Smugglersrun / Tribal Gathering / Balearicà / Space Ibiza)
Miguel Manzano has designed a very special electronic musical landscape to be showcased at Festejar on Friday 2nd September 2016. Miguel will expertly tell the story of the sunset rise of Electronic Dance Music from Ibiza to the hypnotic spell it continues to cast upon the globe. Miguel will transport you to a “mind island” of soft white beaches where the dance spirits glide and shimmer from dusk until dawn. Set in our heavenly created space join us for classic cocktails and a perfect reflection on all that is joyous about the laid back, chilled out sunset charms of Ibiza.