SEM is a small village located at two thousand seven hundred feet height, in an old glacier “Ariege” valley, in the Pyrenees mountains area, that counts actually twenty-five permanent inhabitants but much more in summer (about two hundred…). Nowadays it counts a greater part of second homes.
In the past only city, fest and religious celebrations were interesting or concerning most of the people. Life was very hard, mines closed and poor’s families moved to towns, down in the valley and far from the mountains, for an easier life !
21 years ago, some friends (probably
after a few drinks !), decided to organize a Blues Festival
(what an idea !) in this original place, near the summits of this beautiful
country, “Blues in SEM was born !
You're welcome ! Enjoy music, site and conviviality
(beer and food too).
J.Claude &Yvette Chalifour & Team