The Paseo de laspalmas de San Pedro Alcántara, in Marbella, will host on September 2 and 3 the ‘jazz-funk festival’, an event that will feature participation of five national and international groupsas announced on Monday by the deputy mayor, Javier García.
The festival is part of the cultural program planned to celebrate the twinning with the city of Avila Arenas de San Pedrowhich will have as main act an extraordinary plenary session on September 24 in the Trapiche Cultural Center of Guadaiza.
The mayor has pointed out that “we have tried to ensure that the level of the bands is up to the show that we want to offer, without forgetting promote musicians from our areawhich make up two of the groups.
“These two days we will be able to find genres such as soul, pop, jazz, funk or blues”specified García, who highlighted that the festival, in its tenth edition, “already accumulates a important trajectory based on quality”, so he has invited neighbors and visitors to enjoy the music both days.
In this sense, the general director of Culture of San Pedro, José Antonio Moreno, has stated that “it is a bet different from the offer of the city” and has detailed that the initiative will be free.
For her part, the president of the Jazz Funk Association, Mirna Aguilera, who was accompanied by the treasurer, Eugenia Guerrero, and one of the members of the band ‘The Groovin’ Kamikazes’, Emilio Márquez; thanked the City Council for institutional collaboration and highlighted “the importance of international jump that we give this year” with the participation of artists from other countries.
Specifically, on Friday, September 2, Alessia Desogus will act, an Italian actress and singer living in Granada who in her career has come to perform from the most orthodox jazz to cabaret. She will complete the poster of that journey ‘The Agapornis’the people from Cadiz who are committed to funk and soul and who already have several jobs behind them.
On Saturday, September 3, it will be the turn of ‘Wasabi Cru’, a band from Malaga that fuses styles of funk, R&B, neosoul, soul or jazz; ‘The Groovin’ Kamikazes’a soul group with a touch of the most traditional funk, and Lehmanns Brothers, French musicians who propose seventies funk rhythms, jazz chords, touches of hip hop and with influences from James Brown, Jamiroquai or The Roots.