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Festivals in Andalucia Note that due to the Coronavirus restrictions in Spain and Andalucia all the traditional festivals and parades have been cancelled at least until April 2021. This includes the emblamatic Seville Spring Fair. Some smaller events are still taking place if the organisors are able to ensure social distancing. Keep up to date with the latest info about Coronavirus in Andalucia, Spain.

Cadiz Carnival Fascinating Facts - Fact 5

© Michelle Chaplow World beats arrive in Cadiz Port
World beats arrive in Cadiz Port.

Five Fascinating Facts about Cadiz Carnival

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Listen to beats from all over the world at Cadiz Carnaval

Cadiz was a key trading centre - it was Spain's main port in the 16th century - due to its central geographical location between Europe, Africa and South American. This cultural mix evident in the variety of music played at the Carnaval - flamenco, African, Creole, sambas, Colombian songs. Ships returning from the New World in the 16th century brought back new rhythms, in addition to silver and gold.

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