Thursday, June 09, 2022

Canarian orchestras to provide the music for the Santa Cruz Carnival in the street

Plaza de la Candelaria in Santa Cruz during carnival

The three usual stages, Plaza del Príncipe, Avenida Francisco La Roche and Plaza de la Candelaria, will offer more than 150 hours of music with 35 Canarian orchestras

Thirty-five formations, nine production companies, sound companies, assembly of tents and stages with more than two hundred workers involved, and around 400 members of orchestras have been hired after the long period of drought forced by the pandemic. 

Undoubtedly, the decision to enliven the carnival in the street with the music of the Canarian orchestras has been excellent news for these essential groups at any dance worth its salt, which little by little are recovering normality with the verbenas, and that will become essential to bring atmosphere of this atypical Carnival.

Mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, wanted to "reinforce the town hall's confidence in the good work that long-standing orchestras can carry out, which are much loved by the public and to which we must give the opportunity to recover from a disastrous period that has forced some of them to disappear”.

Councillor for Fiestas, Alfonso Cabello, has confirmed that this decision is a consequence of the multiple meetings they have held with the sector. "We have collected their concerns and we have been working with all of them for any party that may be held in the municipality," he confirms. "For us, fitting in so many performances has been a challenge," he says, "because we must not forget that this year there are only four days of celebration in the streets, and we wanted to give as many groups as possible a chance so that none will be left without participating in this carnival”.

The three usual stages, Plaza del Príncipe, Avenida Francisco La Roche and Plaza de la Candelaria, will offer more than 150 hours of music that will begin on Thursday, June 23, at 10:00 p.m. and run until two in the morning; they will continue on Friday, June 24, at the end of the opening parade until five in the morning; on Saturday the 25th, the first day of the Daytime Carnival with music from 12:00 midday until 6:00 the following morning; and it will end on Sunday the 26th, the day of the second Daytime Carnival, when the music will begin at midday and the last note will sound at eight in the afternoon.

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