THE Three Cultures Festival in Frigiliana last week attracted over 14,000 visitors to the town to see a host a concerts and spectaculars over the four day festive period. In the first half of the festival, already 5,000 people had attended the first five concerts, KepaJunkera, Miguel Campello‘El Bicho,’Revólver, La Musgana and Karavansar, with a total of 18,000 tapas being consumed over the two-day period.
Frigiliana, with a population of only 3,000 inhabitants, began the Three Cultures Festival in 2005. The idea was to unite the three cultures; Jews, Muslims and Christians, through music, food and theatreto createa union that can live in peace.
The festival is set up on the streets and there are over a 150 stalls to browse around throughout the historic part of the town, selling all sorts of goods from the three cultures.
The Cultural Centre, a beautiful 17th century building hosts all of the film screenings, conferences and exhibitions especially sourced for each annual festival.
The ‘Tapa Run’ as it is known by the locals, involving 22 collaborating restaurants is a famous part of the festival with a total of approximately 30,000 tapas being eaten over the four days.
The festival also provides entertainment for all the family, including, clowns, street entertainers, workshops and nightly fire shows.