Tarragona Dixieland Festival (Festival Internacional de Dixieland de Tarragona)
|Country and Region||Spain — Catalonia|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain|
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Oficina del Festival Dixieland
Thirty bands with 180 musicians and 16 plastic artists will participate, coming from Germany, the Balkans, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cuba, the USA, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine. One hundred twenty-two concerts and activities will be offered—twenty more than last year—in theatres, concert halls, rooms, cafes, clubs, bars and in the streets, squares and markets of Tarragona. The music hours last all day, from the school sessions early in the morning, to the late and jam sessions that finish off every day.
|Festival Dates||April 12 - 17, 2011|
The Dixieland Festival was born in Tarragona in 1994, where since the restoration of democratic local governments jazz had been recovered as a stable form within the different cultural programmes during the year. As other Catalan and Spanish cities already had jazz festival programs in a broad sense, the Town Hall of Tarragona opted to specialize in Dixieland. That is to say, the starting point of jazz, the most traditional jazz.