Chekara will present their second album in Vic, Tan cerca, tan lejos (Música es Amor, 2014), dedicated to the singer-songwriter Enrique Morente. Behind the stage name CHEKARA is Jalal Chekara, who has been working with this group of Flemish and Moroccan musicians since their first album, La Chekara y el flamenco 1ª parte (Música es Amor, 2008). The new Tan cerca, tan lejos is a work steeped in flamenco and Andalusian music, which with talent and instinct has managed to dilute the differences and accentuate the similarities, in a strange miracle we call tradition, evolution and respect. With collaborations on the album from Estrella Morente ("Seguiriya del alma") and Enrique Morente himself ("In Memoriam", taken from his last live concert with the Ensemble Chekara Andalusina de Tetuan in Seville in May 2010).
The Mercat de Música Viva de Vic is preparing its 32nd edition with performances and digital content as its professional activity.Due to the crisis generated by COVID-19, the professional activities of the Market will be offered online in a very special way. There will also be face-to-face concerts, which will be adapted to the re-opening phase in force in September.