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Los Cariocas win the 2022 first prize for Interpretation in the Comparsas Contest

Los Cariocas who won the first prize for Interpretation. COMPARSAS by iLoveTheWorld

Comparsa Los Cariocas was the winner in the 2022 Carnival Comparsa Contest held on Saturday at the Tenerife International Fairs and Congress Centre, winning first prize for Interpretation. The second prize went to Los Rumberos; Danzarines Canarios took third place, and highly commended went to Bahía Bahitiare.

As for the Presentation awards, the winner was Río Orinoco (right), with their costume Resiliencia (Resilience). The second prize was awarded to Danzarines Canarios for the costume called Memorias de Oro (Golden Memories); Bahía Bahitiare won the third prize in this category thanks to its design Sabor a Santa Cruz (Flavour of Santa Cruz). Cariocas also won a prize in this section, receiving highly commended for Pasión y Percusión (Passion and Percussion).

The contest, which began at nine o'clock at night, was presented by Rebeca Paniagua with the assistance of Mariam Monagas backstage. On the Interpretation jury was Juan Antonio Rancel Tejera, musical director of ACM Princesa Yaiza; Saray Rojas Talavera, Music teacher at the Güímar Municipal School of Music and at the Official Hispanic-English Music Conservatory; Manoly Triviño Alonso, teacher of the municipal choir of white voices of the City Council of Santa Cruz; Pedro Acevedo, singer and composer; Virginia de León Curbelo, dancer, choreographer and director of artistic events; Cristofer Fernández Arteaga, international dancer and choreographer, organizer of the Tenerife Latin Festival, dance teacher and head of studies at the MM Danza school; Patricia Dávila Ventura, choreographer, dance school director and dancer; Alexis Fernández Fleischer, choreographer, professional dancer and dance teacher at Ritmania Fame Academy and Bailart.

Judging the presentation, were Ruth Pérez Ruiz, graduate in Fine Arts and professor of Fashion Design at the Fernando Estévez School of Art and Superior Design; Sandra de La Rosa Pérez, Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in Design; and Teresa Hernández Quesada, textile technician and garment maker.

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