There is near Agua Amarga the most amazing bohemian cultural association who base themselves at a place called Cortijo la Luna. They meet at least each Saturday and arrange musical events, rastrillos (kind of mini-flea market) and provide the yummiest food at the most cheapest price you can imagine. Of course as there’s a musical element, you’ll find me there most weekends jamming with whoever else is there. This is a wonderful non-profit organisation really doing something for the community and I am proud to be part of it, well as far as playing my sax goes anyway…
Because I’m usually carrying my sax I tend not to take all my camera equipment, there’s only so much stress one back can take! Therefore all the photographs I have are either taken using my mobile phone or what other people, mostly Amber have taken.
Cortijo la Luna has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, the food is amazing, home-made and really good value. I have taken a number of people along and always have to stress that this place is NOT a bar, it is NOT a cafe, it is NOT a restaurant but it IS a beautiful community get-together that tends to attract the more “arty” musician types and artisans.
So, let’s talk about the music first, it’s usual to have a band or DJ booked for the afternoon on top of which a number of other musicians will turn up and play with whoever is there, often resulting in members of two or three bands playing together. In fact, I have been there when there has been a “scratch band” playing inside whilst three flamenco guitarists and singers have been belting out their sound on the stage outside and a DJ has been playing in the bar area – a truly wonderful, creative and inspiring environment.
So next up is the rastrillo. Nothing goes to waste and recycling is alive, well and fully supported at Cortijo la Luna. Fairly often there is a table-top sale of clothing, children’s toys and all sorts of bric-a-brac including at times, hand-made / modified jewellery!
Cortijo la Luna is a lovely colourful place to be on a Saturday afternoon and for those looking for something different and alternative, a fantastic place to be – you will be welcomed with open arms having made new friends and the views are amazing 🙂
If you want to visit Cortijo la Luna you can find their Facebook page, add them as a friend and you will be kept up-to-date with their activities. The link is http://www.facebook.com/lunadoble.cortijolaluna, alternatively if you KNOW someone who is in the KNOW, you can get an invite this way…. nudge-nudge 🙂