Elche, Spain – The 2005 edition of Mestival will take place between May 19 and June 4. Some of the artists featured this year include Eliades Ochoa y el Cuarteto Patria (Cuba), Sarabanda (Cuba/Brazil/Uruguay/Spain), and local Flamenco acts Francisco Contreras, “El Niño de Elche” con Juan Ramón Caro (Spain).
Every year, between May and June, Elche hosts Mestival, the International Festival of Ethnic Music and Cultures and of Cross-Cultural Exchange. Held at Elche’s famous Palm Grove, Elche’s Mestival is a melting pot for cultural exchange and understanding between the different peoples of the world where music, dance, cinema, cuisine and theater all play their part in celebrating peace and brotherhood.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.