Palace of Guzman and Sonorama 2016

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Last Saturday I attended a more than entertaining show next to the Palace of Guzman featuring street artist Joaco Showman. The performance was held at the town square near the church, in the picturesque medieval hamlet in Burgos province, which gives its name to the palace.

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It was a show of magic and humor promoted by the owners of Posada de Guzman (Guzman Inn). The aforementioned palace, acquired by its current owners, was restored in 2001 and converted into an inn for tourists interested in rural hiking.

Both the artist Joaco Showman and myself, as a representative, had been invited to spend the weekend at the palace inn, following the performance. I have to thank the owners for their hospitality and excellent service shown to us. Our stay could not have been nicer. They shown extreme hospitality at all times. For lunch we were treated with a delicious oxtail, our choice of drinks, and good coffee. We also enjoyed a great dinner, a very nice comfortable room and a hearty breakfast with coffee or chocolate milk, juice, fruit, cake and all kinds of pastries. The visit would have been worth it if only to enjoy the facilities of the beautiful medieval palace, decorated in the purest Castilian style with exquisite taste.

On Sunday, as we approached Aranda de Duero to take the bus back to Madrid we found the Music Festival of Aranda, Sonoroma 2016. They said around there that attendance at the Festival this year had doubled the population of this relevant town in Burgos province. This is an event that has more followers each year. No wonder it does, since the organization and quality of the participants improves year after year.

In the preavious year’s event they were already about one hundred bands and artists who performed on Sonorama stages, either located within the enclosure of the Festival, or else within the various squares of Aranda de Duero.

Bands of remarkable quality level such as Calexico, Tulsa, Bambinika, Biznaga, Vetusta Morla, The Parrots, Los Toreros Muertos, Neuman, Marlango, Los Nastys, Dorian, Arizona Baby, Bigott, Dinero, Mercromina, Mucho, Correo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Belize, Smile, Supersubmarina, Zahara, Lichis, Lucia Scansetti, Anna Calvi, la Maravillosa Orquesta Del Alcohol (the MODA), La Habitacion Roja, Reykjavik, Noreste, Australian Blonde, Angel Stanich, Rufus T-Firefly, Pecker, Sexy Zebras, Reina Republicana, Acrobata and Los Vengadores among others …

Sonorama 2016 Poster

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In this year’s event there were also a high number of participants. Among the early confirmations artists included were of the stature of:

091, Second, The Hives, Senores, Love of Lesbian, La Frontera, El Nino de Elche, Mucho, Miss Caffeina, Luis Brea y El Miedo, Izal, Ellos, Delorentos and Carlos Sadness.

Belako, Elyella DJ’s, Exsonvaldes (with Elena Miquel), Leon Benavente, Julieta 21, Kula Shaker, Nudozurdo, Quique González, Onda Vaga, Sidecars, Supercroma, Triangulo de Amor Bizarro, Molotov, Mando Diao, Angel Stanich, Corizonas, Egon Soda, Manel and El Duo Dinamico.

Confirmed later, among the most notable participants were the following:

Fuel Fandango, L.A., Alex Cooper, Delorean, Digital XXI & Stefan Oldsal, Maga, Micky and Los Colosos del Ritmo, Carmen Boza, Bozza, Morgan, Embusteros, Super Ratones, Fizzy Soup (winners of de contest “Talento Ribera”) and Perro.

It’s all over now and there’s only one thing left to do, just wait until next year.

Hypnotist Collector

Bibliography:

Todoindie (July 19, 2016) Sonorama 2016/Cartel/Entradas/Horarios. Retrieved August 14, 2016 from http://todoindie.com/sonorama-2016/

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