PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday, 11th July – Sunday, 14th July

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday, 11th July – Sunday, 14th July

MUSIC

Thursday, 11th July at 19.30h in Plaça Coprínceps, Escaldes-Engordany. Angue & Her Hot Jazz Trio. Rocio Anguè trained in classical singing, but without neglecting the influence of Afro-American music. She mastered the voice, technique and interpretation of the great vocalists in the history of jazz. Beside a guitar and a double bass, she has formed her own Hot Trio. A group dedicated to the interpretation of emblematic standards of the last century, songs that popularized the great divas of jazz. The soul of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and so many other jazz masters reborn in the Plaça Coprínceps!

Thursday, 11th July at 21h at the Parish church of San Iscle and Santa Victoria, La Massana. 2nd Iberian Organ Conference with Ignacio Ribas playing La Massana’s unusual Iberian organ and Manel Gibert reading his own poem, Nitid silenci. In this first monographic hearing, there will be a selection from an unpublished book of forty sonatas from the s. XVIII by the composer Rafael Anglés, native of Ràfels (Teruel). From 1762 to 1816, he was the titular organist of the cathedral of Valencia. These works have been lying, silent for two hundred years, in private archives. Until, that is, Ignacio Ribas made a first recording with a selection of sixteen Sonatas commissioned by the Institución Fernando el Católico of the Diputación de Zaragoza, which will soon be released. The music will be adorned with the words of Nitid silenci, written expressly for the occasion by the poet and philosopher Manel Gibert, who will make an alternate reading with the sonatas during the concert.

Thursday, 11th July at 20.30h at The Black Sheep, Restaurant, Val d’Incles, Canillo. Shuffle Express Concert. Come and enjoy a special night, which will fill the mountains with blues! Different styles (swing, rock, shuffle, etc.) and versions of classic and contemporary Blues artists such as BB King, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Joe Bonamassa, Susan Tedeschi and Jr. Watson, among others; along with own compositions of the band.

Friday, 12th July at 19.30h in the Plaça Coprínceps, Escaldes-Engordany. Gwen Perry & Michele Faber Trio. A renowned pianist from the Los Angeles scene – and now from Barcelona -, Michele Faber was a pupil of Warne Marsch and Gerald Wiggins, among others, and made a name for herself on the west coast scene as a accompanying musician for Buddy Collette, Bobby Rodríguez and the legendary Leroy Vinnegar. For her part, the also American Gwen Perry has lived in Europe for 30 years and is considered as a singer of extraordinary quality and captivating record. Together they interpret a variety of works, with references to swing ,blues or groove, with a rhythmic and joyful lance that will delight jazz lovers in capital letters. Musicians: Gwen Perry (vocals); Michele Faber (piano); Pere Loewe (bass); Joe Smith (drums).

Friday, 12th July at 20.30h at El Cabin, Arinsal. Shuffle Express in Concert. Live music nights return to El Cabin. Come and enjoy the best atmosphere of Arinsal on a special night of pure blues in different styles (swing, rock, shuffle, calipso …) and versions of hits from artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Joe Bonamassa, Susan Tedeschi and Jr.Watson, among others. Musicians: Pablo Villar (voice and guitar); Virginia Yañez (keyboard and vocals); Marc Milian (bass and double bass ); Dante Falótico (drums).

Friday, 12th July at the cafè teatre La Fada Ignorant, Andorra la Vella: Concerts a La Fada: Roger Argemí.

Saturday, 13th July at 21.30h at the Sport Hotel Village, Canillo. Shuffle Express Concert. Traditional and contemporary pure blues night in different styles (swing, rock, shuffle, calipso …) with themes of the songs from their recent debut album Old man Blues (2019) and versions of hits from artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Joe Bonamassa, Susan Tedeschi and Jr.Watson, among others.Musicians:Pablo Villar(voice and guitar); Virginia Yañez(keyboard and vocals); Marc Milian(bass and double bass ); Dante Falótico (battery)

Saturday, 13th July at 22.30h at the cafè teatre La Fada Ignorant, Andorra la Vella: Concerts a La Fada: Bru Ferri and Enric Bartumeu go through their favorite themes: Boleros, classics of pop, jazz and a little free improvisation on piano and voice in an intimate concert of Ignorant Fairy philosophy. Reverse Box, pay as you leave.

FESTIVALS

THE ROSER OF LA MASSANA: Friday 12th – Sunday, 14th July

FRIDAY: 20h 10th edition procession. Inauguration of the festival with firecrackers followed by a procession through the town led by the txaranga band El Pincho. Registration at 20h at the Plaça de l’Església for those 18-years-old and over: documentation essential. 23h Dancing with the Nova Saturno orchestra in the Plaça de l’Església . 01:30h Cover version group, The Soundsets, in the Plaça de l’Església. 03h The MassanaMix with DJ Yera, in the Plaça de l’Església.

SATURDAY: 11h Start the day with energy. Kundalini Yoga with Amrit Yoga in the Prat Gran. Bring your own mats. 16.30h Clay Pigeon Shooting Championship at the Pal shooting range. 17h Foam and giant games party so that the youngest and the most grown-up have a great time, with coca sweet cake and juice at the Prat Gran 17h Pump Track at the Prat Gran. 18h Super Zumba class for the whole family, in the La Closeta. 18h Concert with the Nova Saturno Orchestra, in the Plaça de l’Església. 18h Evening dance with the Nova Saturno orchestra for the senior dancers. 21h Great hamburguesada for everyone. If you are celiac or vegetarian, do not worry, we’ve got something for you to enjoy, too (5€) Next, a Massana auction, in the Plaça de l’Església.10.30h Grand Night ball with the Nova Saturno orchestra, followed by the Therock Band in the Plaça de l’Església. 03h The Aguateques cover version group.

SUNDAY: 10.30h Distribution of roses along the Avenida Sant Antoni accompanied by the El Pincho txaranga band.12h. Youth Mass in La Massana Church, accompanied by the Sant Antoni Choir of La Massana.13h Act of Homage with a performance by the folkdance group, Esbart Valls del Nord. 18h Afternoon dance for a Roser de Traca and Kerchief with the group Orchestra Premium Quartet, in the Plaça de l’Església.

FESTA MAJOR, ANYÓS

Saturday, 13th July. 16h Children’s inflatables. 17h Crêpes and chocolate. 20.30h Village supper. 23h Night time dance.

Culturally yours,

Clare.

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