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The Concert del Torrent de Pareis

The beach of Sa Calobra and the bottom stretch of the Torrent de Pareis must be one of the most enchanting locations in Mallorca. It is tricky to get there without a boat or a yacht of one’s own but, the landscape is more than rewarding once you arrive. I like the place best when I am on my own, in the company of my family or with a few good friends but now, during July and August there is no chance of having the impressive scene without the crowds. March, April or May would be a good time to descend on Sa Calobra, or again, October or November. Then, it would be best to take the car and enjoy the adventurous drive down the serpentine road with its daring hairpin curves. Any other time, the train from Palma to Sóller, the onward tram to Port de Sóller and the connecting boat service to Sa Calobra would be the transport of choice.

Yesterday, as every year on the first Sunday of July, was a particularly busy day for Sa Calobra. On that Sunday, the Concert del Torrent de Pareis, an open-air concert is being staged under the patronage of Sa Nostra Caixa de Balears, the Mallorcan Savings Bank. Yesterday must have been the 48th such concert but, I have to admit that I did not manage to get there. The Diapaswing group was giving a performance, six a-cappella singers, as well as Alta Mar, a four members Habaneras group from Catalunya. Admission would have been free, as always. Not the transport, though.

Maybe I’ll make it next year.

Anyway, here is a video taken at last year’s event and borrowed from YouTube. Enjoy.

The photo (top) was borrowed from the Internet, courtesy of diariodemallorca.es and the photographer, Manu Mielniezuk. The video was borrowed from the Internet, courtesy of YouTube and canalsanostra.

Muchas gracias.

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