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Where to listen in Malaga?

TIA 13 Sep 11 - 11:50 PM
Bonzo3legs 14 Sep 11 - 07:29 AM
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Bonzo3legs 14 Sep 11 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,TIA 14 Sep 11 - 01:21 PM
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TIA 14 Sep 11 - 11:47 PM
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Subject: Where to listen in Malaga?
From: TIA
Date: 13 Sep 11 - 11:50 PM

Never been there. Going next week. I love all music (okay, not *all* but most). Where do you get good trad in Malaga?


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Subject: RE: Where to listen in Malaga?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 07:29 AM

Trad what? There is a beautiful cathedral and old town - and probably hundreds of British girls walking around wearing leggings and fairy dresses looking quite hideous, and at the same time very stylish Spanish ladies!!!


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Subject: RE: Where to listen in Malaga?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 10:30 AM

If you go past Torremolinos and on towards Puerto Banus and turn inland there used to be a restaurant that did country music - if that is your thing. Last time I was there we were so desperate for acoustic music that we did drive up there - only to find it shut as we were late in season.

You probably only have to look roughly like a tourist to have a dozen extras from a Lorca play playing flamenco near you and looking offended if you do not pay them. That certainly used to be the norm. You can't usually hear it though because the Spaniards use horns more than brakes.

And of course if you are female there will be a hundred waiters trying to look like Jean-Claude Van Damme (because they are too short to look like Schwarzenegger) making bad rhymes about moon and June.


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Subject: RE: Where to listen in Malaga?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 11:55 AM

Torremolinos is hideous, should be renamed "Easytorremolinos"!!


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Subject: RE: Where to listen in Malaga?
From: GUEST,TIA
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 01:21 PM

Haha!
Thanks for the good(?) advice.


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Subject: RE: Where to listen in Malaga?
From: MikeL2
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 02:25 PM

Hi

A lot of people don't realise that there are two sides of Malaga. There is the touristy part which concentrates itself around the coast, and there is the old town which is a little off the beaten track.

I have not been there for a few years but back then you would certainly find plenty of "trad" music. However it would be the traditional Spanish music.

There were a number of Spanish bars that featured "folk" music and not just "tourists flamenco". Can't recall any of the names now but I am sure that you should be able to find something if you look hard enough.

Remember though that Spanish bars and restaurants in the South tend to open late in the evening - earliest 10.00pm and many at or after midnight.

Cheers


MikeL2


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Subject: RE: Where to listen in Malaga?
From: TIA
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 11:47 PM

Thanks MikeL2.
It is a totally new piece of the world for me.
Don't want the tourist crap. Want to know what the locals think...and do....and listen to....


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Subject: RE: Where to listen in Malaga?
From: Paul Davenport
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 05:14 AM

I've heard and seen authentic traditional song in both Torremolinos and in Benalmadena. Mind you, you have to be off the main drag and usually late at night. It is there and in unexpected places. My highlights were a group of old folks dancing and singing flamenco while waiting for a bus, and a similar party in a hotel bar who suddenly broke out into songs from the Civil War. Amazing place Spain.


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