The Ronda International Folk Gala came into being in 1974. It is Andalusia’s oldest and Spain’s second oldest folk festival. It is organised by the Abul-Beka Folk Culture Association.
The festival is held in Ronda’s Blas Infante Auditorium, next to the bullring, on the last days of August and first of September, coinciding with the Pedro Romero fair and fiesta celebrations. Over the history of the festival, dance groups from more than 50 countries from every continent have performed here, showing themselves to be some of the best in their respective regions.
When the International Folklore Music and Dancing Festival starts, the Fair is in the air. The Fair and Festival of Pedro Romero starts officially with the Parade (an opportunity to admire for the first time the most beautiful women, the Goyaesques) and also with the Switching of the Fair Place’s artistic lights. When the night comes, the senses are excited, confused and mixed at the Real (the Fair’s Place), a place where, as the famous singer Juan Manuel Serrat would say, each one is every one.
Everything is joy, everything life, everything shines, everything jumps.Made of liquid and round the table, the golden waves run said the poet Salvador Rueda. Everything is colours and glances, noises and shouts, laughs, joy and dance.
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Category: Andalucia festivals