Friday, May 30, 2014

Dia de Canarias: Live show in Valle Gran Rey tonight plus all-night dancing to three bands tomorrow night

Today is Dia de Canarias, the Canarian 'national' holiday when the inhabitants of the Canaries are allowed to proudly say ''Soy Canario'' (I'm Canarian) and celebrate their national identity under Spanish colonial rule.
A major spectacle and concert will be staged in Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera called 'En busca de Valentina' by a troupe of musicians and dancers from various islands in the Canarian archipelago under the heading  Mestesay y Taburiente. Local musicians and dancers from Valle Gran Rey and from the rest of La Gomera will also perform as part of the show, as will the traditional Chacaras y Tambores.
The show has been touring these islands for quite some time and the performances have earned the highest of praise from spectators and press. 
Tonight's performance will be staged open-air at Plaza San Pedro in La Playa, V.G.R., from about 9:00 pm and admission is free of charge.

The following night of Saturday 31st of May three salsa-pop bands will invite revellers to dance the night away at the same location until dawn, beginning from about 10 pm.
While it is a bit breezy here in Valle Gran Rey this morning, the sun is shining and it should be a pleasant but windy bank holiday. However it is a totally different picture up in the mountains where the wind is very strong and gusty accompanied by fog and outbreaks of drizzle. All festivities planned for Dia de Canarias in the mountain village of Chipude had to be cancelled after some of the decorations and parts of the stage were blown down early this morning. The events in V.G.R. and in other parts of La Gomera are to be staged as planned.

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