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Friday, May 24, 2019

Marley Lives, Concerts for Orchestra, Choirs, Timple and Bands, Santa Cruz Book Fair, Wine Tasting, Costume Exhibition

Ruts & La Isla Music at the Carnival Reggae Festival Friday 1 March 2019

On Friday 24 May, 9pm at the Teatro Unión Tejina, Plaza El Ramal s/n, 38260, Tejina, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, see Canarian reggae band, Ruts & La Isla Music (who we saw at the Carnival Reggae Festival in March), and guest artists in a show "MARLEY VIVE" (Marley Lives), recreating many of Bob Marley's biggest hits. Price 5 Euros. (via)



Bob Marley Could you be loved Cover Ruts & La Isla Music

Much More Music Pick Your Style




Domingo Rodríguez Oramas ‘El Colorao’

Santa Cruz Book Fair

From 24 May to 2 June the XXXI Feria del Libro de Santa Cruz (31st Santa Cruz Book Fair) is taking place in the Parque García Sanabria. Although, obviously, concerned with books in Spanish - with talks, signings, readings, poetry - there are literary, musical, cinema and gastronomy activities too. There are 35 book stalls, publishers, public and private institutions as well as areas for eating, resting and reading. And the park, with such sociable events, is just a marvelous space to be. (via)



XXXI Feria del Libro de Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife Wines, Edible Flowers and Sweets Tasting Workshop

Friday 24 May from 6pm to 9pm at the Casa del Vino de Tenerife, Calle San Simón, 49, 38360 El Sauzal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tasting workshop with Tenerife wines, edible flowers and sweets. Workshop where the harmony between the floral aromas of the wine, the edible flowers and the memories of childhood through licorice or gumdrops are sought. Information or reservation on 922 57 25 35. Price 18 Euros. (via)

Exhibition of Undergarments

In Santa Úrsula, in the Espacio Cultural La Casona de San Luis, from 20 to 31 May there is an exhibition of Canarian clothing, entitled “ATAVÍOS IV”, organised by the Agrupación Folclórica Chimaque with the Santa Úrsula Town Hall, which this year is dedicated to the undergarments used in the past. Petticoats, bloomers and other pieces can be seen along with shoes and hats that complement the traditional outfits. (via)

The exhibition can be visited until May 31, from Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on weekends 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

There are none of the traditional Romerías taking place this weekend - and indeed some were postponed or rescheduled - due to the 2019 Spanish local elections and 2019 Spanish regional elections that are taking place on Sunday, 26 May 2019.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Candidate for Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Laura Castillo Díaz



Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Laura Castillo Díaz appears in a costume entitled DE DONDE NACE EL SOL (WHERE THE SUN IS BORN) designed by Jonathan Suárez López and representing Cepsa Vuelta los Pájaros Service Station and Tavío Servicio Ecológico S.L.

Laura Castillo | Gala Reina Infantil | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Ropa Vieja Canaria (Canarian Old Clothes)

Ropa Vieja Canaria

Another traditional dish of Canarian Cuisine for you, Ropa Vieja Canaria, which really does literally translate to Canarian Old Clothes.

Ropa Vieja is one of the national dishes of Cuba (unlike Cuban Rice, which appears to be a purely Canarian invention.) However, the Canarian version of Ropa Vieja is different from the Caribbean version (which is shredded or pulled stewed beef served with rice), while the Canarian version has potatoes and chickpeas added directly to the dish.

In Spain, the dish seems to have Medieval origins with the Cuisine of the Sephardic Jews, while the term ropa vieja has been explained as being from Arabic, to mean leftovers. And in parts of Spain, the dish is indeed prepared from the meat leftover from Cocido and in the Canaries, the leftover chickpeas and meat from Puchero is often used.

Ingredients:

1/2 Kg. Of chickpeas
½ Kg. Of beef
½ Kg. Of chicken meat
1 Kg. Of potatoes
3 cloves of garlic
1 pepper
1 onion
1 tomato
1 cup of white wine
1 cup of water or broth
paprika, pepper, thyme, bay leaf, cloves, salt and oil.

Method:

Soak the chickpeas the night before so they soften. The next day, wash and place them in a large saucepan with meat, salt and water. Once stewed, drain then shred the meat.

Next fry the meat and the chickpeas until they are crispy, and reserve.

Separately fry, with oil, the onion, pepper, peeled tomato and garlic, all previously chopped. Add the pepper and cloves. Once the frying is done, add the paprika, wine, thyme, bay leaf and a small cup of broth. Then add the meat and the chickpeas and heat for a few minutes. Finally, fry the potatoes in cubes and mix everything together.

La Laguna Ahora con la cocina tradicional: Ropa Vieja

Photo: Kpjas [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Santa Cruz Carnival Queens in Miniature

Barbie version of the Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2003

(Above) In 2003, Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was Natalia Díaz Mesa, with a costume entitled "Láquesis" (Lachesis), which was designed by Santi Castro and represented Centro Comercial Carrefour. Watch a video of the 2003 coronation.

Among the updates at the Casa del Carnival museum exhibits announced last week was that more examples had been added to their collection of Queens in Miniature.

During carnival this year back in March, there was a temporary exhibition entitled "Barbie se viste de Reina del Carnaval" (Barbie dresses up as Carnival Queen), at the Real Casino de Tenerife on the Plaza de la Candelaria. We popped into the casino while the temporary exhibition was on and grabbed these few photos.

Barbie version of the Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2013

A decade later, in 2013, Soraya Rodríguez Castro became Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Her costume was entitled, "Volare" (Fly), designed by Saliarca Creativos and representing Centro Comercial Carrefour – Meridiano. Here is coverage of her coronation.

Barbie version of the Carnival Queen in 2017

Judit López García was crowned Queen of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2017 with a costume entitled "Madame Soleil" (Madam Sun), designed by Jorge González Santana, representing Fuentealta.
Barbie version of the Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2008

Back in 2008, Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was Nauzet Celeste Cruz Melo, with a costume entitled, "La Edad de Oro" (Golden Age), designed by Santi Castro, representing the Santa Cruz-Carrefour Shopping Center. Watch the coronation here.

Barbie version of the Carnival Queen in 1996
Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1996 was Nayra Plasencia Jorge, in a costume entitle "Ra", designed by Justo Gutiérrez and representing Almacenes El Kilo. You can watch her coronation here.

Barbie version of the Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1997

The final image is the miniature version of the Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1997, who was Soledad León Rancel with a costume entitled, "Mamut" (Mammoth), designed by Leo Martinez, again representing Almacenes El Kilo.

Monday, May 20, 2019

GastroCanarias 2019 Gastronomy Fair

GastroCanarias 2019

The Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos in Santa Cruz de Teneife will host the 6º Salón Gastronómico de Canarias – GastroCanarias 2019 (The sixth Gastronomic Fair of the Canary Islands), from May 21 to 23, a specialised event that will turn Tenerife into the epicenter of gastronomy and local products.

Some 215 stands, spread over 12,000 square meters make this event a great showcase for the promotion of agri-food products from the Canary Islands, as well as serving as a space for the exchange of information and knowledge between professionals and foodies.

This edition also aims to become the first in Spain to be free of plastic.

The Island Corporation has organized in its stand of the show, a score of activities designed jointly by the Area of ​​Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Tourism of Tenerife. Tastings of wines, gofios and cheeses, conferences, workshops, tastings and culinary demonstrations (show-cooking) are some of the activities that the Island Corporation is designing for the three days of the event.

More information: www.salongastronomicodecanarias.com

In the video below, Lee de Caires shows us highlights from the event in 2018.



GASTRO CANARIAS 2018 Feria de Gastronomía de Canarias - ¡Que Gran Viaje!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Jóvenes Cantadores and Pitingo, in concert, 20 May in the Valle de Guerra, La Laguna

The group Jóvenes Cantadores (literally, Young Singers) appear with Pitingo, in a concert taking place on Monday, May 20, starting at 9:00 p.m., in the Plaza de Valle de Guerra, and which is part of the program of events of the Fiestas of San Isidro Labrador and Santa Maria de la Cabeza.

Jóvenes Cantadores, formed in Tenerife, were discovered in 2008 by the director of the Televisión Canaria program "La Bodega de Julián", Elvis Sanfiel. The group has a total of twenty-four components with ages between 17 and 28 years. The vast majority are students of the University of La Laguna.

Pitingo, was born in Ayamonte, Huelva. Son of a fisherman, like his grandfather, and gypsy mother, he learned singing as a family. He is the creator of soulería, soul to the rhythm of bulería.

Jóvenes Cantadores y Pitingo, este lunes (20 de mayo) en Valle de Guerra



Pitingo - Killing Me Softly With His Song

Saturday, May 18, 2019

International Museum Day 2019 in Tenerife

The Cabildo (Tenerife Island Corporation)'s museums celebrate today, Saturday May 18, the Día Internacional de los Museos (International Museum Day), with an extensive program for all audiences: The new production of the Planetarium 'Fantasmas del Universo' (Phantom of the Universe), on the hunt for dark matter ', at the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos (Museum of Science and the Cosmos); the activity 'Dress in traditional costume', at the Museo de Historia y Antropología de Tenerife (Museum of History and Anthropology of Tenerife); and the celebration of the XIII International Meeting of the Commission of Geological Heritage of the Geological Society of Spain in Tenerife, at the MUNA, Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueología (MUNA Museum of Nature and Archeology).

The MUNA, Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueología (MUNA Museum of Nature and Archeology), on Saturday 18 May, at 11:00 and 12:00 hrs, are also offering guided visits in Spanish an English, to the permanent exhibitions by museum technicians.

El Cabildo celebra el día grande de los museos de la Isla

Friday, May 17, 2019

Traditions Fair in Candelaria, La Traviata in Puerto de la Cruz, Romerías de San Isidro, The First 25 Years of Santa Cruz

Candelaria

Feria de Las Tradiciones in Candelaria

Candelaria is hosting a Traditions Fair, highlighting the Culture and Traditions of the municipality in the surroundings of the Plaza de Teror and Avenida Condes de Santa María of Abona. The Fair will be open to the public this Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and attendees will be able to enjoy different activities, among which are the sale of handicrafts, Tenerife costumes, exhibition of needlework, special programming of Candelaria Radio, screenings of "Candelaria en la recuerdo" (Candelaria in the memory), bouncy castles, press area and Canarian books, workshops (from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm) in drum, chácaras and traditional percussion; and many local crafts, as well as cut-out and colour the traditional costume of Candelaria.

Cultura y Tradición se citan en Candelaria (Via)

La Traviata in Puerto de la Cruz

Ópera de Tenerife is staging two more performances of La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi, on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2019, starting at 9:00 p.m., this time in the gardens of the old Hotel Taoro, in Puerto de la Cruz.

Tickets can be purchased via the Tenerife Auditorium, at the box office from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., from Monday to Saturday; at www.auditoriodetenerife.com or by phone at 902 317 327 or at Castillo San Felipe from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ópera de Tenerife presenta este fin de semana La traviata




Romería de San Isidro in Guía de Isora

Guía de Isora celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Pilgrimage of San Isidro Labrador on Sunday 19 May. After the mass sung by the municipal folk group Sámara in the Church of Our Lady of La Luz from 11.30am, the celebrations through the streets will begin. Folk groups, carts and parrandas will add a note of color and happiness, along with groups of dancers who will accompany the saint. The evening will continue with dancing to the orchestras Sabrosa and Wamampy.

Video: Romería de Guía de Isora por Mírame Canarias

This is just one of many such Romerías taking place on Sunday 19 May:

Exhibition - The First 25 Years of Santa Cruz

With the help of private funds, the exhibition proposes the rediscovery of an almost unknown and little investigated period in the city's history, even among the vast majority of residents and visitors. It is an approach to the origins, from the Guanche culture to the consolidation of the new order, from new and unpublished research.

(La Recova Centro de Arte) The Recova Art Center
2 Plaza Isla de la Madera, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
From Wed, 24 Apr until Fri, 31 May 19
From 11:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00.
Free admission.

LOS PRIMEROS 25 AÑOS DE SANTA CRUZ

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Carnival Queen Candidate in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Isamar Rosa Sabina



Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Isamar Rosa Sabina appeared in a costume entitled, "OFRENDA" (Offering), designed by Tin Quintero and representing Ferretería Castro Delgado, Ferretería Las Pirámides and the Town Hall of Güímar

Isamar Rosa Sabina | Gala de la Reina | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The concentration of CO2 at Izaña reaches values ​​of 3 million years ago

Teide Observatory

The Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña (Atmospheric Investigation Centre) at the Teide Observatory - the astronomical observatory operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Canarian Astrophysics Institute) on Mount Teide, Tenerife - was the first in the world to detect the record of daily average concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, of more than 415 ppm, confirming humans' entry into unexplored territory.

Centre Director, Emilio Cuevas, warns about the spectacular increase of this gas that produces the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere, by 30% in 35 years

The observatory of Global Atmospheric Surveillance of the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) at Izaña registered the historical record of the measurements of average daily concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), with 415 ppm (parts per million) in April.

The data, provided by the Ministry of Environment, confirms that the observatory at Mauna Loa (Hawaii) also detected levels that exceeded this threshold earlier this month, confirming a trend of growth of this greenhouse gas worldwide.

The director of the Center for Atmospheric Research at Izaña, Emilio Cuevas, said that "The rate of year-on-year growth has accelerated by 30% in the last 35 years, since in 1984. The annual increase was 1.8 ppm per year and currently it is 2.3 ppm per year ". This figure has been exceeded four times  with a maximum in the data series (starting in June 1984) of 416.7 ppm on April 18. "It means that the concentration in the atmosphere of this gas, which produces global warming, is accelerating and at the moment we are far from any decrease, since it is increasing dramatically," said Cuevas. "That the threshold of 415 ppm has been passed puts us in unexplored territory for humanity, as there had not been a similar record since we inhabited the Earth," he said.

We would have to go back 3 million years to obtain a similar concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, at which time human beings did not exist.

It is predicted that the year 2020 will once again surpass 418 parts per million of CO2 and Cuevas hopes that, in 2050, global stabilization will begin to be observed. Very likely there will never again be concentrations below 400 ppm. "Stabilization would be a very important achievement. The challenge now is that it does not rise each year, "he insisted.

Measuring the concentration of CO2 in clean atmosphere is not easy and therefore there are not many observatories in the world that perform this type of measurement of such high precision. There are only 30 laboratories and all are located in areas far away from the emission sources, sources of pollution, isolated from continents and in high areas, such as Hawaii, Samoa, Tasmania, the South Pole, Alaska or Tenerife.

La concentración de CO2 en Izaña ya alcanza valores de hace 3 millones de años

(Guided daytime visit of the Teide Observatory and Astronomical Tours)

Imagen de M W en Pixabay
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