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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 1992

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1992, Patricia Rodríguez Pérez

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in
 1992 was the 17 year old, Patricia Rodríguez Pérez with a costume entitled, ‘Catire Goayana’, designed by José Julio Rodríguez y Juan Fajardo and sponsored by the capital's CC Maya shopping centre.

The theme that year was 'Cinema': The stage in the Plaza de España evoked a Western movie set.

In 1992, the court was made up as follows:

  1. 1st Maid of Honour: Laura Infante Castilla, with "Made in Canarias", representing McDonalds and designed by Leo Martínez.
  2. 2nd Maid of Honour: Sole Yunta Domínguez, with a costume entitled "Montecarlo", representing Almacenes El Kilo and designed by Leo Martínez.
  3. 3rd Maid of Honour: María del Mar Esteban Vargas, with a costume entitled "Máquina Total Dos" (Total Machine Two), representing Galerías Preciados and designed by Leo Martínez.
  4. 4th Maid of Honour: Raquel Bedoya González, with a costume entitled "Y ahora vengo yo" (And now I come), representing Casinos de Juegos de Tenerife and designed by Carlos Marrero.
Here is coverage of the Comparsas in 1992, among them many names that still feature at carnival and a few that no longer do: Cariocas, Bahia Dorada, Joroperos, Brasileiros, Valleiros, Tabajaras, Corumba, Danzarines Canarios, Rio Orinoco, Rumberos.

Tenerife group "Salsarrica" released an album entitled, "Colón, Colón - Sabor Canario", which included the songs "Colón, Colón", dedicated to the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America (by Columbus) and also "El Carnaval lo hace el pueblo" (The People Make the Carnival), dedicated to the carnival of Santa Cruz of Tenerife. 

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