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EN BANDEJA DE PLATA, a radio programme where the rock from the Canary Islands is in the menu.

EN BANDEJA DE PLATA, a radio programme where the rock from the Canary Islands is in the menu.

Vicente Martin Abreu is the host and director of the radio programme En bandeja de plata, an oasis in the programming of all the radios in the Canary Islands, where the music far from the trend is a priority, the rock from the Canary Islands.

It was created on October of 1990 in RNE R4, it has been on air since then except for one season, meaning, it has been broadcasting for 28 years, a long journey, not fraught with difficulties because of its theme.

In those years it has gone through various dials: RNE R4, RNE R5, Onda Isleña, Radio Libertad, MC2 Radio, Canal 9 Radio, Todo Radio, Canary Radio, Radio Canarias La Provincia y 7.7 Radio (in two different periods).

During the first twelve years, the programme is conducted, directed and hosted along with Lola Atienza.

The length was three hours and with the music from the Canary Islands and the visit of international and national bands that came to perform to the capital, we gave a wide cultural guide: theatre and gallery owners (with important actors and gallery owners in the studio).

Focused basically on the music from the Canary Islands, rock and other branches, in the last stage of the programme it’s had collaborators in the islands: Rubén Henández, Yotti Delgado, Carlos Catana, Jonas Sancocho, Gueli Robaina, Alejandro Padrón… And in the studio: Manel Ruíz El Especialista and El Último Dj, his eldest son.

The programme is focused on the dissemination of the music made in the Canary Islands. The starting point is the rock but its field goes beyond that, from the jazz to the electronic music, going through the singers-songwriters.

In 27 years on the air, almost every band from the archipelago has come to the programme. Although they have always had a preference for demos, luckily today, the bands have an easier way of accessing to the recordings. The discographic production has exponentially increased. We try, on each programme, to bring current bands that will be news that week, but without forgetting the last albums published or the recovery of songs from the last 35 years.

We punctually schedule live concerts of bands from the Canary Islands.

Currently, you can listen to the programme in 7.7 Radio 89.6 fm – www.7punto7radio.com

And for listening online o recovering the podcasts from all the programmes, they broadcast via Facebook 7.7 radio.

You will be able to listen to the different sections that make the new programme:

  • La Versión (a band from the Canary Islands performs a version of  a classic of the rock)
  • Zona Ripeada (we recover a song from a band from the Canary Islands that never got edited and that belongs to the collection of more than 500 tapes/demos, opportunely digitised)
  • El Corresponsal (a musician from the smaller islands plays and comments what is happening in his/her island)
  • Manel Ruíz, El Especialista (recommends an album, an author) Live presence in the Studio. 
  • El Último Dj (currently he is 15 years old, but he began when he was 10. He plays and comments a classical rock song from the Canary Islands)
  • Invited band in the Studio each programme, they usually acoustically perform two songs.

The programme is live broadcasted on Thursdays from 18 to 20 and emitted again at the same time on Saturdays.

It can be listened online, it’s live broadcasted on Facebook and the podcast is posted.

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Vicente Martín Abreu is journalist and writer, collaborator of magazines and fanzines and judge in multiple rock contests in the Archipelago.

Publicaciones:

Vicente Martín Abreu is journalist and writer, collaborator of magazines and fanzines and judge in multiple rock contests in the Archipelago.

Publications:

– Rock Around Canarias (2002)

– Grandes Éxitos (2008)

– Inteviú Hotel (2012)

– Los años previos (2014)

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