Pielago’ takes us on an historical journey through the music history of Gran Canaria from the 60s to the present.
The director Saot ST presented the last Wednesday 15 of January, in the CICCA (Las Palmas of Gran Canaria), his last documentary ‘Piélago’, a work in which the artist from the Canary Islands takes us on an historical journey through the music history of Gran Canaria for over five decades, where he relies on the testimonies and experiences of the people who belonged to those eras.
Pielago is the highest surface of the ocean, that from it, the island of Gran Canaria emerges, being part of the Canary Islands. In it there is a musical culture that because of the distance, doesn’t succeed to cross the ocean’s borders that surrounds it, since the first years of the arrival of music to the island through the maritime trade, the culture has been greater than the rest of the country, however, until the arrival of internet, all the bands and soloists immersed their music in the deep ocean.
In the documentary, musicians, journalists and promoters tell their own experience creating a narrative journey through the research of Saot ST; individual artist in charge of making this project.
A project that has taken him 5 years of hard work researching.
The documentary is done with the heart and you can notice that, piercing yours with all the good energy it transmits.
In it, musicians, producers, venue owners, talk and explain how their work developed, each one in a different era, but with the same excitement, to make the music done in Gran Canaria public.
It will be premiered the next April of 2020, in the schedule of the International Film Festival of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria.
Don’t hesitate to watch it if you like the music and history of our island, Gran Canaria.