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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Comparsa Los Rumberos 2019

Los Rumberos in the Carnival Main Parade 5 March 2019

One of my favourite components of carnival, comparsas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are said to be similar to the Brazillian Carnival Blocks, but actually appear to have more in common with the dancing, marching and drumming Samba Schools that have a strong community basis and are traditionally associated with a particular neighborhood.

In 2018, the city of Santa Cruz paid homage to the Comparsa Los Rumberos Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the oldest troupe in the Canary Islands, and gave its name to a street.

Founded by Manuel Monzón and a group of friends from the Nuestra Señora de África Market on 14 December 1965, it was the following year when this group presented its own costume, repertoire and flag. Los Rumberos was the first comparsa to go abroad, visiting Cádiz, Madrid, Paris, Viareggio (Italy) and Havana (Cuba) and in its prize list is the privilege of being the first to have won four first consecutive prizes in Presentation.

The decree also recalled that in September 2012 Monzón received, posthumously, the recognition as Son of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.



Los Rumberos | Comparsas adultas | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

Find out more about Santa Cruz Carnival 2020which will take to the streets between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020. 

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