Estepona City Council presented this Friday the cultural summer program 2022which this year will offer more than 70 activities in different public spaces in the city, including performances by Ainhoa Arteta, Rafael Álvarez ‘El Brujo’ or outdoor cinema, as reported by the deputy mayor of the area, Begoña Ortiz.
The municipal official explained that the soprano Ainhoa Arteta is one of the most recognized lyrical voices in the world, noting that in his performance scheduled for Saturday, August 13, at the Felipe VI Auditorium, he will present a program made up of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American authors who have composed such well-known songs as ‘Alfonsina y el mar’, ‘Del pelo más sutil’, ‘La maja de Goya’ or ‘Azulao’.
In the Felipe VI Auditorium, the September 24 Rafael Álvarez ‘El Brujo’ with his monologue ‘Mester de Algarabía’. On this occasion, the sensational actor will tell the journey of a minstrel and his reflections as an itinerant comedian of the Golden Age. As usual in his shows, there will be praises, stories and poems from yesterday and forever.
This year the city will once again have a Free ‘Summer Cinema’ in the gardens of the Botanical-Orchid Park. Every Wednesday from July 13 to August 31, viewers will be able to enjoy screenings for the whole family with titles like ‘Fast and Furious 9’, ‘Tom & Jerry’, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ or ‘Godzilla vs Kong’.
On the other hand, the councilor assigned to the Culture area, Macarena Diánez, explained that this summer Estepona will host the ‘Festival of humor scene Costa del Sol’. It will take place in the Felipe VI Auditorium, from July 15 to August 26 and will bring together comedy figures such as Tomás García, Xabi Franquesa, Jordi MercaLuis Fabra or Sara Escudero.
Another of the festivals this summer will be ‘Classical music city of Estepona’which will take place from July 20 to 23 in emblematic stages of the municipality with the aim of bringing classical music closer to the population. Directed by the teacher Juan Manuel Parrawill feature performances by the pianist Paula Coronas, the Astrea Quintet group and the Malaga Symphony Orchestra.
Another of the usual cultural summer events is the festival ‘I expect Fest’which this year will take place at the La Rada beach on July 28, 29 and 30. Admission will be free and attendees will be able to enjoy the performances of the groups ‘Sótano Sur’ and ‘Airbag’, as well as the XX Reggae Night.
From August 6 to 15, the VII World Ham Contest ‘Popi, city of Estepona’with which the largest tasting of Iberian products in Spain will return to the promenade enlivened by the ‘Jamón Music Festival’, which includes 12 free performances, including those by Nolasco, Laura Gallego, Rafa Cremades & TV Band or ‘El Bomba and Ana Soto’.
The mayor has also announced that from August 19 to 21 the ‘Angel festival. world music’, in El Angel Park. It will be free and will offer performances by groups from Mexico, Senegal and Argentina. In addition, attendees will be able to enjoy the typical gastronomy of each of these countries.