2019 celebrates the first Bahia World Music Festival in Puerto Vallarta will take place on December 7 and 8. Early December is an excellent time for a visit to the super famous beach town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta, chosen by Conde Nast readers as one of the best cities in the world, is on a gorgeous bay surrounded by lush mountains. It is a vibrant yet colonial town with a diverse population and incredible food and music scene.
The festival will take place at Oscar’s Tequila Distillery, a magnificent location where the beautiful River Cuale meets Banderas Bay. Local music enthusiasts have put together a marvelous lineup of musicians from the coast and all over the country to thrill you with their fabulous music. Representing the cutting edge of traditionally based music from France, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Cuba, the Mediterranean shores, and Latin America, these talented groups thrill their audiences wherever they play.
The festival will be spread over two days, allowing you time to enjoy the beach and other activities and dedicate your afternoons and evenings to incredible music, food, and spirits. Beginning at 5:00 each day with competition among talented local youths who are studying music, it will lead to performances by four amazing and unique bands per night. The music will last until 11:30 at night. Reserve your tickets now as this will be a spectacular and well-attended event.
Nationally renowned, award-winning composer, pianist, and singer from Mexico City, Pedro Dabdoub will appear with his talented new group Jazzpango combining original jazz with a huapango twist.
Celebrated Chilean musician YaYa Fuentes, Swiss-educated on the rare and exquisite hang drum, will perform original pieces and music from her country and others in the tradition of Nueva Canción from Latin America and Spain.
Fiery flamenco group Tatewari from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and just returned from an international tour will present their compositions as well as traditional Mexican and classical Spanish flamenco pieces.
The talented group Moruno originally from Guadalajara and Spain, along with special guests, will carry you away with their spirited variations on Mediterranean and jazz manouche (French Gypsy Jazz), on guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, Arabian oud, bass, and percussion.
Puerto Vallarta’s own Media Luna previously from Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende never disappoint with their energetic and inspired variations of gypsy rumba and Latin fusion with undertones of rock, many of which are their original compositions.
Caravane, a group out of San Francisco, Nayarit, seems to be from everywhere. Their music carries one through many parts of Europe and Latin America. Prepare for a journey.
The group Rabeat from Monclova, Coahuila, brings their British rock beat to the program, and Brian Macedo’s Trem De Minas offers Brazilian jazz that will have everyone wanting to dance the night away.
See the website for tickets and updates for the festival. www.worldmusicfestival.mx
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