Diario El Punt / Saturday 11th March 2006
The programming of this edition will evolve in different places.
Alex Guitar, Dr. Funkenstein and THC will be in charge of opening this year´s edition of the Black Music Festival which will be organized at Salt and other towns of the province, like Riudarenes and Bañolas, the Catalan News Agency informs.
A total of 12 international artists and also 22 more among Catalans and from other regions form the bill of this year´s Black Music Festival, and closure will take place on 29th April at La Mirona in Salt. Among the objectives of the festival is the facility to integrate the established artist with the novices and get to know the great range of the origin of Afro-American music of the XX century.
The organization intends to call on the most varied audience possible, fruit of a programming directed to the different musical sectors of all ages. The Andalusian Alex Guitar will start off the Black Music Festival 2006 on Friday 10 th March with a demonstration of pure,genuine Country Blues. He is an elegant Bluesman who tackles the traditional with personality and revelance, from the Mississippi Delta to the east coast and up to Chicago, covering the different manifestations of country blues. Live, we can listen to,original songs and classics from Blind Willie Johnson, Skip James or Bukka White and classics of the golden age of Chicago blues signed by Willie Dixon or Muddy Waters.
“BLACK MUSIC BEGINS ITS JOURNEY FROM THE ROOTS”
Diario Reventa / 6th – 12th March 2006
The Festival opened another edition at La Mirona yesterday. The Black Music Festival opened another edition last night with a triple concert a La Mirona. It opened fire in La Bombolla, and among friends, the Andalusian guitarrist and singer Alex Guitar, with his country blues. As Juan Perez, the artistic director said; “Black Music would start from the roots of the blues and would carry on expanding through the multiple ramifications of the gender. Juan Perez presented Alex Guitar as a master of the roots of the blues, and the Andalusian guitarrist demonstrated that he dominated to a perfection all the sourses of the gender, from its Rural Origines to its urban manifestations.