The most complete edition of Cadiz Book Fair arrives at the Baluarte de la Candelaria between the days July 8 and 17. In addition to the usual colloquiums, presentations and book signings, this year the literary event will have a varied program of activities that will include a mini-cycle of documentary screenings, a series of free literary routes and concerts every night, connecting and putting the reading party with other arts.
Thus, as an appetizer, the days immediately prior to the Fair -July 5, 6 and 7- will be screened a series of films related to literature and the world of books that will include the documentary solar lands by Laura Hojman, on the figure of Rubén Darío and his time in Andalusia; Even if you do not know it, by Charlie Arnaiz and Alberto Ortega, about Luis García Montero; Y bitch life by Pablo Macías and Soledad Villalba, on the work of Ángel Vázquez and his life in Tangier. Some of these screenings, sponsored by the nonfiction platformwill be accompanied by talks with their authors.
Refering to song, the concert program will start on Friday, July 8, the opening day of the Fair, with a jazz recital by saxophonist Carlos Villoslada together with pianist Michael Grossman. On Saturday the 9th it will be the turn of rock led by Guillermo Alvah (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Chano Moreno (double bass) and Rafa González (drums). On Sunday 10, the night of Latin rhythms will be served by the Leo Power Latin Quartet, formed by Leo Power (vocals), Pablo Domínguez (guitar), Javier Galiana (piano), Malick Mbengue (percussion). On Monday, July 11, the day especially dedicated to young readers, a K-Pop exhibition will be held by the groups Harmony and Abyx. On Tuesday the 12th it will be a DJ, Tali Carreto –from MonkeyWeek– who will entertain the evening, while on Wednesday the 13th swing lovers will have an appointment with Manouche à Trois, a trio made up of Paul Laborda (guitar), Rafa Torres (double bass) and Paula Padilla (voice)
For its part, Thursday, July 14 will be the day dedicated to mexico and the FIL of Guadalajara. The music will be provided by the group Mariachis Al Son del México. Without leaving the Atlantic air, on Friday the 15th Mariló Rico (vocals) & Nono García (guitar) will offer the best songs of Brazilian music, to conclude on Saturday the 16th with flamenco in style, with a recital by singer Matías López, El Mati, winner of the 2019 Mining Lamp, and Óscar Lago on guitar.
On the other hand, the Cádiz Book Fair 2022 will feature a series of literary routes free to be held from Monday to Friday from 10.00. The first of them, dedicated to the remembered author of Carnival Paco Alba, will be coordinated by 1d3milhistorias, and aims to place his figure in his context and spread his great importance in our popular culture. It will start from the bust dedicated to the composer on La Caleta beach until it reaches the Baluarte de Candelaria, headquarters of the Fair.
On Tuesday the 12th it will be the turn of the Cádiz Oculto route, and with the help of Jose Manuel Serrano Cuetoauthor of the homonymous trilogy, will depart from the Book Fair to tour some enclaves with mysteries related to ghosts and monsters.
The route on Wednesday 13 will be entitled The Key to the Mysteries and will be guided by the writer Leave Jesus. It is a journey through the enclaves of power, the main places in the adventures of El Club de los Pringaos through the three novels published to date by the author. From the Baluarte you will go through the haunted houses of La Casa de los Espejos and La Casa del Pirata, you will remember the place where the thousand-year-old Drago lived, you will pass by the house where the protagonists of the Key of the Mysteries lived and you will arrive at Puerta de Tierra, old place of access to the caves of María Mocos.
On Thursday the 14th, the route of the day will be entitled Look through the Books, and will be coordinated by Salvador Gutierrez, of the Carlos Edmundo de Ory Foundation, with the participation of the Association of readers La Voz a Ti Debida. A tour of the streets of Cádiz through what has been written about it. Writers who lived, walked or imagined the city left in their testimonies, from Antiquity to our days, new ways of looking at and feeling space. During the tour we will stop at some places in the historic center to read them through texts by writers such as Lope de Vega, Herman Melville, Rafael Alberti, Cecilia Bölh de Faber, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Fernando Quiñones, Pilar Paz Pasamar, Carlos Edmundo de Ory or Albert Camus. It will leave from La Caleta beach and end at the Baluarte de Candelaria.
Finally, on Friday the 15th Javier Fornell will offer the Cádiz de Leyenda route, which will tour the city discovering its fantastic side. From the Pópulo neighborhood to the Alameda, they will talk about heroes, monsters, myths, ghosts and the legends that were forged in the darkest and most gothic Cádiz.
Finally, it should be remembered that the different spaces of the Baluarte de Candelaria will be renamed for the occasion with the names of writers from Cádiz. Thus, the main stage will bear the name of Pilar Paz Pasamar; rooms A and B have been renamed as Room Antonio Hernandez and room Carlos Alvarez, the latter in memory of the great poet from Jerez who recently passed away; the children’s room will be renamed Ludoteca Fernandito Quinones (The child who reads), as the great writer was known in his childhood years; there will also be a space dedicated to arcense Julius Marshalwhose centenary is celebrated this year, and the stage of the musical performances will be called Hassan Assad in honor of the Cambalache bar owner and veteran cultural agitator.
The Cádiz Book Fair is organized by the Municipal Foundation of Culture of the City Council of Cádiz and has the collaboration of the Unicaja Foundation, the Andalusian Government-CAL, the Provincial Council of Cádiz, the UCA Vice-rectorate for Culture, the UCA Publications Service, Aguas de Cádiz, the Carlos Edmundo de Ory Foundation, the José Manuel Caballero Bonald, the José Manuel Lara Foundation, the Institut Française Seville, the Portuguese Consulate, the Camões Institute and the Non-Fiction platform and the participation of the Andalusian Federation of Booksellers, the Association of Readers, the Manuel Esteves Photography School, the of Art of Cádiz, CEAR, Anaya, Norma Editorial, El Paseo Editorial, Cazador de Ratas, Kaizen Editores, Ediciones Mayi, Professional Association of Journalists of Andalusia, APC, Tres Pies al Gato, Daniel Heredia agency, Casa del Terror, Torre Tavira and Onda Cádiz Television.