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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Comparsa Bahía Bahitiare 2019

Components of Bahía Bahitiare in the Carnival Main Parade on 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.

Founded in 2002 and directed by Zara Diaz Mendoza, Comparsa Bahía Bahitiare are one of the younger comparsas in Santa Cruz. The group, with their seventy components, rehearse in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife district of Tíncer.

Bahía Bahitiare | 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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