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Music and folk dances return to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Music and folk dances return to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

• The performances begin on Saturday, April 30, in the Plaza de España and on Sunday, May 1, in the Bodegón del Pueblo Canario.

• A total of twenty folk, music and dance associations will take turns every weekend in these two public venues in the capital in an initiative that recovers the City Council’s Tourism Area.

Canarian music plays again on weekends in the capital of Gran Canaria in an initiative promoted by the Department of Tourism of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Two iconic public spaces, the Plaza de España, on Saturdays between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and the Pueblo Canario, on Sundays, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., will be the setting for these performances after the two-year break due to COVID-19.

In the Plaza de España, the groups, with a corps de ballet, will perform every Saturday until the end of the year, except on May 7 and 28; June 4 and 11; October 22; November 26 and December 24. In the Pueblo Canario the performances will be every Sunday until December 18.

The Councilor for Tourism, Pedro Quevedo, thanked the groups and dance groups for their collaboration and pointed out that folklore “is one of the resources most valued by our visitors, which makes us stand out the most, which defines us and which expresses who we are and what they are. our roots. From Tourism we are going to continue betting on our signs of identity”.

In the Pueblo Canario, historic performances are recovered that began six decades ago in this historical heritage facility of the city, with the singularity that all the members of the four groups that perform every Sunday, San Cristóbal, Roque Nublo, Chemida and Poliguanches , they do it with the clothing of Gran Canaria devised by Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre.

In the Plaza de España they will perform the Parranda Cono Sur Ahoren; the Aythami-Atamarazit folk group; the El Sedal association, with the Erasmo Hernández dance group; the group Flor Canaria del Atlántico; Barn and Jarana; Guanache; the Parranderos de Global, with the Susurros Isleños’ Association; the parranda Peña Gofio; Poliguanches; Siete Colinas; Tajea and Torna; the parranda Los Ovejeros de Tamaraceite; and the group Xerax, with the dance group Raíces Nuevas.