Radio Sur, the people’s radio


Radio Sur Adeje, 107.9fm, has been meeting its public service commitment this month, with three full outside broadcasts from different parts of the borough. The first was during the Adeje Rally, where the Viva la Vida programme was broadcast from Siam Mall. During the programme the radio station shared the stage with a number of national and regional broadcasters who were covering the event.

Last week the show was also on the road, with a special programme broadcast live from the Los Olivos Secondary School marking its 25th anniversary. The school is also being awarded the Adeje Council gold medal this week for services to education in the borough.

Tonight Radio Sur Adeje will broadcast a special live edition from the Baile de Magos (street ball) on the eve of Canaries Day, from the Plaza de España.

Radio Sur Adeje 107.9FM has been broadcasting continuously since its inception in 1997 and today is recognised as an information reference point for the south of Tenerife. It has seen countless numbers of people pass through the studio doors, many of them now working at regional and national level. More recently it has improved its online presence earning listeners from all over the world, and, for almost five years, has also produced the English language programme English Time (Thursdays 1-2).
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She is who she is!

Gloria Gaynor, in Adeje: “I’ve wanted to sing in Tenerife for a long time”


In advance of her first ever concert in Tenerife, in the Adeje Las Torres pavilion, Gloria Gaynor, met the press with Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, who thanked her for picking Adeje for her first concert in Tenerife.

“For us this is an honour, that an artist of this calibre, who dominated an epoch of musical history, has chosen to come to Adeje for her first ever concert in Tenerife”, said the mayor. The singer said she had been in the islands on previous occasions but never in Tenerife, adding, “This is special for me and I am very happy to be here”.

Gloria Gaynor was in Tenerife as part of the Legends Live Canarias cycle, performing in Adeje last night (Friday May 26th) and in the Gran Canaria Arena in May 29th. Throughout her professional career she has sung in over 80 countries and as well as singing is a producer and songwriter, and a Grammy winner. In 2005 she was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.

During the press conference the artist said she has always had a special relationship with Spain, and became very emotional answering questions about performing in this country, saying “I’m crying because this is a country I love, where I feel the love of the public, it’s marvellous”. She was also asked where she finds the energy to keep singing and performing, and she said it comes from the audience, adding that she was proud that some of her songs, including the one she said was her personal favourite, I Will Survive, had become anthems for movements such as the LGBIT community. “I hope through my songs I can transmit hope, courage and inspiration”, she said.

The mayor also referred to the fact that she was much more than a singer, hat she helped many through her charitable work and her music inspired integration, “and integration and equality is something we continue to work for in Adeje, where social harmony is more than a phrase, it is an essential value in our society”.

Finishing the conference, Gloria Gaynor said she would also be promoting her new album, Testimony during her concerts and asked the public to also visit her webpage ( if they wanted to contribute to the charities she supported.

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‘Invisible’ women with special needs

Yesterday the Tenerife Cabildo was in Adeje to co-launch the Magarza Sur project, an initiative to empower and enhance the personal development and social inclusion potential of women with disabilities.
The project is driven by an organisation called CoordiCanarias, who assist people with physical challenges, as well as Sinpromi (a Tenerife organisation established to protect the rights of those with special needs), the councils of Adeje and Arafo, and Hey!Participa. According to the Cabildo equality councillor Estefanía Castro, similar projects in La Laguna and Santa Cruz were successful and now “we are bringing the activities to the south to meet an existing need for women with ‘functional diversity’ outside the municipal zones”, in particular because in many cases “disabled women are considered invisible”, she said.

The Adeje equality politics councillor, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez spoke of the double discrimination suffered by women who have special needs and the challenge and the obligation for public bodies was to do all they could to “ensure a society that was equal and just for all.”
Arafo’s social services councillor, Natacha Afonso, invited other boroughs to get involved and Sinpromi’s Dulce Torres said now was the time “to break down stereotypes and prejudices”.
Equality of opportunities is very important for women with special needs as they have been proven to suffer more and increased discrimination in terms of education, employment opportunities and are more susceptible to violence and abuse. The objective of the project is not simply to highlight the reality of the situation of women in this situation but also reduce discriminations and assist in personal development and self-esteem.

Baile de Magos – book your table now!


Next Monday, May 29th, on the eve of Canarias Day, Adeje will hold its annual Baile de Magos (traditional dress street party) in the Plaza de España, from 9pm. As in previous years, there will be live Canarian music and dancing throughout the evening.

If you are planning to attend in a group you can book a table now at the Adeje Cultural Centre, and of course going to the event is free, the only requirement being that you are wearing traditional Canarian dress. And as the next day is a fiesta day, with schools closed, you can bring the children too.

The evening is organised by the Adeje School of Folklore, and has become one of the firm favourite fixtures in the local calendar. To date groups that have confirmed they will be playing on the evening include Santa Ana, La Diata, Guantejina and Igonce, Boleros de Armeñime, El Mesturado and the Asociación Cultural Imoque. This year there will also be a special performance by Los siete de Taucho and the evening ends with music and singing from the Adeje Folklore School.

The Baile de Magos will be broadcast live on Radio Sur Adeje, 107.9 FM.

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Organisers pleased with feminine hygiene product campaign



Wingate School and Diamond Resorts International among the groups who helped during the campaign

In recent days the Adeje municipal ‘Help’ bank has been in receipt of a multitude of feminine hygiene products, the result of a campaign to encourage people to donate products to women suffering economic hardship. The campaign was led by the Adeje department of equality politics overseen by councillor Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro.
According to the councillor, for too many people, “these products are not considered to be part of a person’s ‘basic needs’, but here in Adeje we recognise that they are, and that all women from about the age of 13 to the age of 55 will need to use these products once a month. This constitutes an important economic cost for a family, in particular a family in economic difficulties”, she sad.

She continued, “There continues to be too many inequalities regarding women – these products are not low cost, and for many it’s a real problem. So now our help bank will have available these products as we know they part of every woman’s basic needs”.

Also attending the press event to announce the end of the campaign were the Adeje councillors for health protection, Amada Trujillo Bencomo and for social welfare, Isabel Fernández González, and representatives of others who helped in the collection of items including Wingate School, Diamond Resorts International, the San Sebastián cooperative, Solidarios Canarios, Asgote, the Callao Salvaje Pharmacy, Sercaigua Canarias, the local libraries network and the Adeje cultural centres, the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA), and the Centro de Atención a la Diversidad Funcional Los Olivos, han sumado esfuerzos para que esta primera recaudación contara con el mayor de los apoyos.

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Open bay swims this Saturday in Costa Adeje

The 5th Costa Adeje open swim welcomes more international swimmers

The 7,8k and 2.8k swims leave from Ajabo and La Enramada beaches arriving at Fañabe

This year there has been a noticeable increase in the number of overseas swimmers flying into Tenerife to take part in the ‘Travesia a Nado Costa Adeje’, the Costa Adeje open sea bay swims, taking place this Saturday, May 20th. This is the 5th year the races are taking place, organised by the Adeje council and the Anima2 Association.

Each year the numbers taking part have increased, underlining the importance the swims now have in the Canarian sporting calendar, in particular the longer swim of almost 8 kilometres.

The main change from last year is the extension of the distance of the shorter swim from 1,300m to 2.800 and the 7,500 to 7,800, with well over 200 swimmers signed up to take part. Adeje’s sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera commented on the importance “that the council places on events of this kind, in a sport with many followers, at the same time allowing us show the delights of our borough to the many sporting visitors”.

The councillor voiced his particular pleasure at how the event has consolidated its position as “one of the important sporting events of its kind in the island, not just attracting local athletes, but also teams from the Spanish peninsula and Ireland, for example”, with the participation of swimmers from the “Phoenix Masters Swimming Club”, from Dublin and the Cork Triathlon Club. Last year’s winner was also from Northern Europe – Briton James Secoy, a Tenerife resident, and who is participating again this year.

The longer race will start from the Ajabo beach in Callao Salvaje at 4pm and the shorter one from the La Enramada beach in La Caleta at 5pm.both finishing at Fañabe beach, and followed by the prize giving ceremonies. .

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Music in the main street!


The El Mesturao group will host a music event on Adeje’s Calle Grande on May 20th

The musical group El Mesturao will host the II ‘Festival de Parrandas’ (festival groups) in Adeje’s Calle Grande on May 20th from 9pm. Taking part this year will be the “La Peseta” group from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, bringing their particular Canarian touch to the evening.

To celebrate the festival, various bars and restaurants along the town’s main street will make sure their clients have excellent seats to enjoy this open-air free show, which was hugely appreciated last year during the first festival of this kind.

“With the event we are contributing to the evolution of new traditions and offering free live music to the public which we hope all can enjoy”, said the councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera.

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Pride 2017 in Adeje

Adeje joins the campaign to increase LGBIT awareness

In the run up to the celebration of Pride Day for the LGBIT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Intersexual and Transgendered) community, Adeje is taking part in a series of visibility activities emphasising the struggle for equal rights and freedoms for this collective. The Algarabía Association has drawn up a programme of events over the months of May and June in defence of equality and non-discrimination against people due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

“Adeje is taking part in the visibility campaign, in defence of the rights of the LGBIT community, because we acknowledge that the defence of liberty must be led by public institutions, who have a duty to promote equality and respect between their citizens and for that reason it is important to develop training and awareness-raising programmes, all contributing to the construction of a more balanced egalitarian society”, said the Adeje councillor for the politics of equality, Carmen Lucia Rodríguez del Toro.

Orgullo/Pride 2017 is celebrated from May 17th to June 28th with over 50 different events all over the island of Tenerife, five of them in Adeje. The programme has been organised by the Algarabía association with the backing of the regional government, the Tenerife Cabildo and ten boroughs, including Adeje, as well as businesses and other island institutions, under the slogan (translated) ‘human rights make a difference’.

In the South of Tenerife there will be a Rainbow Parade on Saturday May 20th, leaving Granadilla de Abona at 11am, passing through San Miguel, Arona, Adeje, Guía de Isora and finishing in Santiago del Teide. During the run through Adeje there will be a stop at the Plaza Pedro Zerolo where there will be a reading of a manifesto on the right to visibility of the LGBIT community. Anyone wishing to take part in this event should contact the department of equality politics.

On Thursday May 25th there will be a workshop for secondary school students (1 year bachillerado, IES Adeje), a workshop for older LGBIT persons and a film (for adults), ‘Can(be) Gay’.

On Friday May 26th in the FIT (Factory for Tourism Innovation), from 12 midday, there will be a round table discussion on LGBIT international with guest participants from different parts of the world. This is a public (and free) event.

From Saturday May 27th different shops and establishments in the south of the island will be hosting campaign events, and on June 25th there will be a friendly football match against LGBIT–phobia in the Adeje municipal grounds between UD Granadilla Egatesa and the Costa Adeje women’s team.

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