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The Castle hosts the II Festival "Sounds Fortaleza" with the concerts of the great Lebanese violinist Ara Malikian and the Oscar-winning and double Grammy Jorge Drexler (19/07/2018)

The Councilor for Culture in the City of Lorca, Agustín Llamas, has reported that the Castle of Lorca will host the 26th and 28th of July the concerts of the Fortaleza Sound Festival, which celebrates its second edition this year.

Ara Malikian brings to Lorca his new tour titled "The Incredible World Tour of Violin" (The incredible world tour of the violin).

It is a bet to recover something as typically Spanish as the Corral de Comedias, an enclave that constitutes the leitmotiv of the violinist in this second part of the tour, being the guiding thread that will direct the whole show and the place where Malikian will reel his music.

Ara leads the audience accompanied by an impressive band that ranges from classical music to rock, through waltzes and idiosyncratic fanfares from the Balkans.

Drums, guitar, viola, cello, double bass and Indian percussions guided by the most incredible bow-baton that the world has known in recent times.

There was no place for comedies that Spain and Ara Malikian goes back to that tradition, and includes in his show a dose of comedy, following the canons of entertain, excite, and show spaces for the vindication and reflection.

All this peppered with humor, thus bringing, in front of the stage, the impeccable interpretation of a whole band of virtuosos.

The opening of the doors of this concert will be at 9.45 pm and will start at 10.15 pm.

From the Town Hall will be free buses to access the Castle that will depart from 21 hours from La Merced.

The Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler will perform at the Fortaleza del Sol on Saturday, July 28, presented his thirteenth primate, a work of rhythm, experimentation, melodies, and above all, great songs.

It is described as a cataract of percussions, drums, loops and synthesizers, but all have been created with the guitar and its materials.

The strings, the wooden box, the skin of a banjo, the metal of a dobro, in short multiple elements that come from the guitar and have become a great band.

Jorge Drexler finished recording his new album in June 2017, number 13 in his career, after Bailar en la Cueva, a praised production with which he won two Latin Grammies (Recording of the Year and Best Songwriter Album) and was nominated to a Grammy Awards (in the category of Best Latin, Urban or Alternative Rock Album).

Registered between Mexico City and Madrid, Jorge Drexler has once again demonstrated a constant search for originality when creating and recording music.

Each album is a challenge for him and this time everything that sounds in his new songs has been recorded with guitar.

But it is not an acoustic disc of voice and guitar.

It is an album full of rhythm, experimentation, melodies, and above all, great songs.

Depedro, the musical project of Jairo Zavala, started in 2008 with the album "Depedro" recorded with the American band CALEXICO in Tucson Arizona, a collaboration that continues to be present in all the albums so far and becomes mutual as the guitarist of the band.

It is a cross-border project in which musical, aesthetic and cultural influences from Latin America, Africa, the Mediterranean or the United States have been thrown into a musical career that already has four long albums ("Depedro" "Clouds of Paper" "La Incredible" History of a Good Man "and" The Passenger "), several Eps and singles, as well as the documentary" Casamance "on his musical journey to Senegal with Ángel Carmona (Radio3) of the director Paloma Zapata.

His music has taken him to the five continents, tours throughout the American continent, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Central America, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, China, Africa, all Europe, Russia ... His albums are published in more than 30 countries

His collaborations are with musicians from around the world in different languages ​​and from many cultures, that is one of the hallmarks of the artist.

For this day the doors will open at 9.30 p.m.

Depedro will perform at 22:30 while the Drexler concert will begin at 11:45.

In the same way, the City Council will make available to the assistants free buses from La Merced.

El Edil has encouraged "Lorca and visitors to enjoy the opportunity to listen to these great artists in an exceptional setting such as the Castle of Lorca, proposing a communion between music and cultural heritage.We have to thank the artists who visit our city within its ambitious turn and also the sponsors that make it possible: Estrella de Levante, Aguas de Lorca and Parque Almenara Shopping Center ".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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