A few weeks ago, the Mijas Town Hall announced that the Mijas Village Fair was suspended, something unprecedented in the municipality, as a consequence of the current health crisis, and although it was something that was expected since the Las Lagunas Fair could not be held either, nor that of La Cala, there was still hope that the situation would improve and the village fair could be celebrated. Due to this situation, the Department for Festivities has launched a new series of concerts, ‘Noches con Encanto’ (Enchanting Nights). It is a programme designed to liven up these last days of summer with music and art on the streets.This series premiered on the night of Thursday, September 3rd, on the Branch Office Square in La Cala. The artist from La Cala, Eva Sedeño was in charge of entertaining the public on the first event included in the ‘Noches con Encanto’ with her flamenco singing and dancing. ProgrammeThis Friday, the 4th, it will be the turn of Salma Díaz from La Cala, who will debut live singing pop-rock songs of all styles, and on Saturday 5th, the public will be able to enjoy Roberto Cantero, saxophonist, flutist, composer, producer and music arranger from Malaga. The evenings in Mijas Village will take place between September 4th and 7th in different parts of the ‘pueblo’ such as Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Málaga, Avenida de México and Plaza de la Paz also at 9:00 pm. “Besides Eva Sedeño and Roberto Cantero, the guitarist Carlos Haro, the D’en Bossa group, the ‘cantaora’ Ana Serrano and Daniel’s songswill be with us”, declared the councillor for Festivities, Tamara Vera (PSOE) who added that “this way we want to create an atmosphere in the area of the restaurants and shops in the village, as since there is no fair, the Town Hall offers this alternative so that on these special days they can enjoy this cycle and in turn, we support our local commerce”. The councillor for Festivities pointed out that this initiative “is also organised at the request of the business owners themselves, given the complicated health situation that we are going through, so what we have done is collaborate with them and start up this musical proposal”.


The business owners in Mijas thanked the support they are receiving from the Mijas Local Council, which with its collaboration has already promoted the ‘Yo Me Quedo en Mijas’ campaign. Martín Gómez, owner of Bar González, stressed that “we thank the Town Hall for the support it provides with this initiative”, as well as Francisco Peinado, manager of the AlBoka restaurant, who pointed out that “it is a perfect initiative and since we do not have a fair, we have to all renew ourselves a little and look for alternatives for the people who live in the village which serve to provide a little hope in these complicated moments”.    


Source: Mijas Semanal