Weekend in Extremadura: Badajoz installs the Arab market and Manolo García arrives in Mérida

Estremadura It is a land where culture and art do not rest. For this reason, we present the plans for this weekend, in which interesting proposals of the cultural scene which will take place in different places in the region of Extremadura.

Stone & Music Festival in Merida

The seventh edition of the Stone & Music Festival held at the Roman Theater in Mérida comes to an end this weekend with these last three concerts, all at 10:15 p.m.:

  • Deep Purple. September 23. The British band is considered one of the pioneers of English hard rock.
  • Ludovico Einaudi. 24th September. The Italian composer and pianist did not want to miss the Stone & Music Festival and will be in Mérida representing new age music.
  • Manolo Garcia. September 25th. Singer-songwriter and composer, Manolo García brings to Mérida his mestizo pop rock with Arabic, flamenco and melodic rhythms and his lyrics that combine poetry, lyrics and surrealism.

Almossassa in Badajoz

Badajoz recalls its Arab past again with a new edition of ‘Almossassa’ in September 2022. The Arab market unfolds in the Plaza Alta with hours from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 23 and 24, and from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25.

In addition, the installation of food and drink stalls is allowed again, the access streets are decorated and activities are resumed. open air usual in the surroundings of the Alcazaba, the Espantaperros tower, the Plaza de San José and the Plaza de Santa María.

There will also be the ‘Murgas Contest Coplas a Ibn Marwan’ on Friday, starting at 8:30 p.m. in the gardens of La Galera with the participation of a dozen groups, made up of a maximum of ten people.

XXVII Festival of Sacred and Ancient Music of Badajoz

The Badajoz ancient and sacred music festival celebrates its twenty-seventh edition from September 10 to 24 in various locations in the province and offers a varied and diverse program that addresses all aspects of early music

  • 24th September. Cathedral of Badajoz. 6:30 p.m. Cantoría offers the recital ‘Bad Tongues: Spirituality and Everyday Life in the Spanish Renaissance’. Directed by the tenor Jorge Losana, the program includes works with a religious component but from the perspective of everyday life. Musically, the concert is articulated around glossed salads, along with other pieces, especially Christmas carols.

Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival at Don Benito

On September 24 at 9:30 p.m., a new edition of the Rock`N’Blues festival arrives at the Don Benito bullring. The Rock`N’Blues Festival poster is headed by Loquillo with his new album ‘Diario de una Trugua’. It will feature the presence of the Murcian band Riverside Blues, and with tributes to The Beatles and Elvis by The Flaming Sharkers and Joe Lewis Elvis. The ticket price is €25 in advance, and €30 at the box office.

Urban outlet in Mérida

The second edition of 2022 of the Mérida Urban Outlet takes place from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 Septemberorganized by the Emerita Augusta Merchants Association and with the participation of some 80 commercial establishments. It will concentrate on Santa Eulalia street and its surroundings.

Assina: recovering the language of Extremadura

The ‘Assina: recovering the Extremaduran language’ project will pass through 11 towns in the province of Badajoz between July 22 and October 21. Organized by the Diputación de Badajoz and the Monitoring and Coordination Body for Extremadurans and their Culture (Oscec Estremaúra), the main objective is publicize the linguistic reality of Extremadura in general and of the counties and municipalities of the province of Badajoz in particular.

Weekend in Extremadura: Badajoz installs the Arab market and Manolo García arrives in Mérida