Cortijo la Luna

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…

Cortijo la Luna

Cortijo la Luna

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.

Members of reggae band Global Warning

Members of reggae band Global Warning

House Djembe

House Djembe, primed and ready-to-go!

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!

Hand-modified Clothing

Hand-modified Clothing

Children's toys

Children's toys

Costume jewellery

Costume 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🙂

Cortijo la Luna

Cortijo la Luna

Cortijo la Luna

Cortijo la Luna

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🙂

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