CARTAGENA / The Strengths of Music are back: a combination of concerts and heritage in Cartagena

The Strengths of Music are back: a combination of concerts and heritage in Cartagena

The Cartagena City Council will hold the second edition of the Las Fortalezas de la Música cycle, giving continuity to the musical program with which the harmonies and interpretations of relevant international musical proposals of varied styles from classical music to gospel, passing through flamenco or classical guitar, fill with music the different unique spaces of the city, highlighting the fortresses and defensive systems, such as the Castillo de la Concepción, the Refuges of the Civil War, but also with the intention of wrapping it with the great patrimonial jewels that the A city treasures, such as the Barrio del Foro Romano or Isaac Peral room of the Naval Museum of Cartagena.

This Monday, July 26, the second edition of the cycle Las Fortalezas de la Música, organized by the Cartagena City Council, with four concerts that will be held in August in different centers of Puerto de Culturas, was presented to the media. At the press conference, which was held in the Peral Submarine room of the Naval Museum, the delegate councilor for Culture, Carlos Piñana, and the mayor of Tourism, Cristina Pérez, appeared.

“The Strengths of Music will feature internationally renowned artists such as the Italian Luciano Pompilio, or the notorious Belter Souls, as well as support for great Cartagena musicians and performers such as Cristina Sánchez or the Levante Flamenco project led by Alejandro Solano. For this edition the Cartagena illustrator Clara Ledo has been counted on to make the poster for Las Fortalezas de la Música “, Carlos Piñana said in the presentation of the project.

The concerts are free with prior registration at

August 4th. Naval Museum (Sala Submarino Peral)

The violinist Javier Valero, the cellist Jaime Berruezo and the pianist Cristina Sánchez, young Cartagena musicians who are beginning to emerge in the classical field

Almudena Roca & José Manuel Cuenca. Of land and gold, of seas and olive trees, of emblematic bays and brown mountains. Of art, of reds and fires, of orange blossoms and deserts, which collect among its corners the most varied and absolute manifestations of race, elegance and rudeness. Of sun and dances.

August 11. Shelters from the Civil War. Luciano Pompilius

Luciano Pompilio graduated with honors in classical guitar from the Superior Conservatory of Music “U. Giordano” in Foggia, Italy. Simultaneously, Luciano earned graduate degrees analyzing Britten’s Nocturnal at the Faculty of Humanities in Bologna, Italy.

Javier García Moreno. Born in Malaga in 1966, he began studying the Guitar under the direction of his father, the guitarist and professor at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Malaga, Antonio García Azuaga, years later, he continued his studies at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music of Madrid, where he is unanimously distinguished with the “End of Degree Honor Award”.

August 18th. Roman Forum. Levante Flamenco (José Luis Inglés, Alejandro Solano and Pablo Barrionuevo)

Ensemble born from the concern of three young musicians to discover new horizons, colors and harmonies of the Flamenco Jazz Fusion genre. The spontaneous improvisations, the strength and scenic energy along with its warm melodic lines, make Levante Flamenco one of the most versatile ensembles within its musical genre.

August 25th. Castle of the Conception. Belter Souls

Belter Souls is a music and performing arts company born at the end of 2016 under the direction of the Murcian musician Pablo de Torres. An explosion of energy, fusing the strength of gospel and black music with a spectacular staging and fun dramaturgy, a show capable of moving and vibrating all kinds of audiences.