The southern Spanish resort of Malaga
is to play host to a unique singing and dancing contest markedly different from the ones Brits are used to.
Instead of wannabe pop stars crooning covers of tracks by their favourite artists, the musically inclined residents of Malaga are invited to compose and sing traditional folk music from the area.
Solo artists, groups and choirs are all expected to take part in the competition, entitled the Malaguenas Contest.
A range of musical instruments are expected to play a huge part in the music, with harps, violins and mandolins all traditional instruments used in Malagan folk music.
Locals especially look forward to the choir performances as there are usually a number of exceptional performances to listen to.
However, the Malaguenas Contest is about more than music and forms a colourful and extravagant part of the cultural tapestry of southern Spain.
April's competition will be held at Parque del Oeste, with a second Malaguenas Contest scheduled to take place in July.
Article ID: 147, Posted: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 12:37:39 GMT