On the Friday and Saturday of the 23rd and 24th of February, an eclectic array of music will be gracing the Cabanyal. Following the great success of 2023’s edition, the MUV! returns to 16 venues across the Cabanyal hosting a variety of music, food and art exhibitions. Set to the backdrop of the old fisherman’s district and intertwined amongst its old streets, whereby traditionally cultures and goods were to be exchanged (and still is), the Cabanyal will be host to a rich tapestry of music from across the globe including Brazillian, Colombian, reggae and rumba music.
The first day at ‘La Batisfera’, the bookshop/tapas bar by day and music venue by night, Krama will play. They are a three-piece band who draw their influences from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, bringing their lively and atmospheric performances to the audience. If there is a mood for the rhythms of Brazil, Saulo Oliveira will be leading with his project Samba y Algo Más, in a show alongside his own compositions forming an inciting repertoire to the sounds of Brazilian Popular Music at the S.M Poblados Maritíms. Later in the evening, reggae/dub DJ Charlart 58 will be playing out the night from 22:30h.
On the Saturday, the fun will begin from 11:30h with Richard Kobena from the Voices Of Africa Project, an initiative designed by African percussionists to bring West African rhythms in a workshop for children and families to explore the world of African dance and percussion with a final concert at the end for everyone to enjoy. Afterwards at 13:30h, The Dance Crashers, a ten member strong orchestration, will bring Ska and Reggae in a contemporary twist via the sounds of Jamaica. A vermouth bar will also be on standby for thirsty mouths, all happening at the S.M Poblados Maritíms.
Moving South from Jamaica to Colombia at 18:00, Veneno Tropikal will be combining electro with Cumbia in a blend of 60/70s Colombian music with the psychedelic sounds that enchanted an entire generation of the counterculture in the 1960s.
Later in the evening at 22:00h, Latin and Soul will carry you away with the music of Trupaka and Martina Lamaar, a group that will seamlessly transition between Salsa, Son, Bossa and Cumbia playing late into the night as the sound of the waves crash in the distance on what is sure to be a fabulous weekend bringing together an amazing line-up of talented musicians for locals and visitors to hear. Also, at the ‘Escuela Musical de los Poblados Marítimos’ you can see Squib Cakes, a collective of nine musicians from diverse backgrounds who come together to play the music of Tower Of Power. It is super energetic funk with a powerful horn section!
Tickets are only available online and can be found here:
The venues involved in MUV! Include:
La Batisfera – C/ de la Reina, 167, Poblats Marítims, 46011
La Fábrica de Hielo – C/ de Pavia, 37, Poblats Marítims, 46011
Teatre El Musical – Pl. del Rosari, 3, Poblats Marítims, 46011 València, Valencia
Marino Jazz – C/ d’Eugènia Viñes, 223, Poblats Marítims, 46011
Festinar – C. del Dr. Lluch, 46, Poblats Marítims, 46011
Escuela Música Poblados Marítimos – C/d’Escalante, 201, Poblats Maritims, 46011, València
Report by Sebastian Garraway
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