Baile de Magos – folklore and fun

The annual Canarian ‘Baile de Magos’, traditional dance and party, is held in the town’s Plaza de España, on May 29th, the eve of Canarias Day.  This is a night of music, dancing, friends and fun.

The council set up tables in the plaza which can be booked – though you don’t need to book a table to be there.  Groups of people get together, bring food and drink – in a way it’s a large open public picnic, and a lot of fun.  The Adeje school of folklore are the main organisers.

There is only one condition – you must be in traditional Canarian dress to attend! 

Reserve your table via the Adeje department of culture, in the Adeje cultural centre, from 8am – 3pm, or call  922 756 246.

Adeje’s Baile de Magos is tomorrow night

The Plaza de España is the setting for this traditional event

Tomorrow, May 29th, the eve of Canarian Day, the Plaza de España in Adeje town will be the setting for the annual Baile de Magos. Anyone can join in the celebrations and book a table at the Adeje Cultural Centre, the only requirement being that you attend in traditional Canarian dress.

The Baile de Magos, a folklore street party, will start at 8.30pm with performances from many different groups, and the event will be broadcast live on Radio Sur 107.9 FM, on the “Tradición y Folclore” programme presented by Pedro Díaz, who is also the director of the Santa Ana folk group.

Over the years the Adeje Baile de Magos, organised by the Adeje Folklore School in collaboration with the town’s cultural department, has become a very important local event in the cultural calendar. Taking part this year will be the School of Folklore, the Santa Ana group, Parranda Boleros de Armeñime, Asociación Cultural Imoque, Asociación Cultural Echeyde Valle Verde, Agrupación Folclórica Igonce, Agrupación Folclórica y Cultural Araza, and the Agrupación Folclórica La Diata.



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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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Celebrating Who We Are

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On May 30th schools, banks, councils and many offices will close for Dia de Canarias, or Canary Islands Day, celebrating the islands’ culture and people as well as marking the anniversary of the first regional parliament session which took place on May 30, 1983.
Many emigrants may dismiss the day as just another bank holiday – but really it’s just as much about us too, and certainly our children, the new generation of Canarians, as it is about the islands’ past. If we live here, particularly in Adeje where more than 120 nationalities make up the local population, it’s our day as well. And it’s a delight to see how the schools here encourage the children to learn about the past, link it to the present and make it part of their future. Our children, with British, Italian, Swedish, German, Bulgarian, Senegalese or Russian roots know they are Canarian as well, and wear their costumes with pride and delight.
It’s no wonder. The history of these islands is full of colour, conquest, mystery (where exactly did the fair haired tall blue-eyed Guanches really come from), wars and worship, from Nelson’s only defeat and loss of an arm to the arrival of the black Virgin de la Candelaria. And then there are the really colourful costumes, different styles for different regions, from urban to rural, island to island, village to village, not to mention the dances, food and drink. What’s not to love?
In many of the island’s schools, certainly public schools, the children will be asked to wear some form of traditional costume for a fiesta normally held the day before, May 29th . It needn’t be too complicated either or expensive – a long single colour or patterned skirt and white blouse for the girls and black trousers, white shirt and waistcoat for boys.
Here in Adeje, as in many parts of the islands, there will also be a ‘Baile de Magos’, or traditional costume dance, in the Plaza España on Thursday May 29th. The Baile de Magos is organised jointly by the Adeje council and the Adeje Folklore Group and will also be broadcast live on air on the municipal station, Radio Sur Adeje 107.9. It’s free to go along and take part, but you must wear a traditional Canarian costume. The Plaza will be laid out with a series of long tables and people bring their own food and drink. Places at the tables must be booked in advance, whether you are two persons or a group of twenty. To reserve your place phone the Adeje department of culture, 922 75 62 46, by Wednesday. However you don’t need to have a table place to attend the ball, just, as mentioned, traditional dress of some description.
Among the folklore groups taking part are Igonce from Candelaria, Añate from La Victoria, La Diata, La Asociación Cultural Imoque, Las Parrandas Mesturao, Boleros de Armeñime and Boca del Paso, Santa Ana, and, of course, the Adeje Folklore Group. And don’t worry if you don’t know any of the traditional dances, people will be delighted if you do your best to join in, or sit back and relax and watch the groups, and dancers young and old, as they revel in their musical traditions.

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And if you fancy more local colour and sounds, the I Imoque Folklore Festival will take place in the Plaza San Sebastián in La Caleta, with performances by a number of cultural associations including Arboneo and Miradero from Icod, the Tetir Folklore group from Fuerteventura with the special participation of Domingo Rodríguez Oramas “El Colorao”. This event is jointly organised by the Adeje council and the Adeje Imoque Cultural Group.
So this week be Canarian in spirit. It’ll make you even happier that you decided to live here.


Spring Into Action

ADEJE-BAILE DE MAGOS 2013 (18)There’s a great mixed-bag of cultural events planned in Adeje over the next two months, there’s bound to be something for everyone.   From art to arts and crafts, music and dance, and of course the great fun to be had at the Baile de Magos in the Plaza de España on May 29th, get ready for fun.

Adeje Cultural Agenda, May/June 2014
“Adeje Experience the Traditions”

Programme of Events


Friday 9

21:00h Spring Concert, Adeje Orchestra of Modern Music. Adeje Cultural Centre, Tickets €12 general public, €8 residents.

Saturday 10
11:00 h. Open air painting, Taucho.

Sunday 11
12:00h-22:00 h. (Taste Me), Gastronomy Market, Plaza de España Adeje.

Wednesday 14
17:00h. Traditional Canarian Pastry Workshop, Tenerife fried Rosquetes. Centre for Tourism Development Costa Adeje, (CDTCA).

Thursday 15
09:30-12:00 h. Workshop. Demonstration of bamboo massage techniques. Adeje Cultural Centre
17:00h. Traditional Canarian Pastry Workshop. La Gomera: Vilana Cake. Centre for Tourism Development Costa Adeje, (CDTCA).

Friday 16
09:00-15 h. V Adeje Technology Day: “Smart City, Beginning with the people”. Magma Arte y Congresos.
17:00-22:00 h. Adeje Experience, for all the family. Playmobil, Lego exhibition, video games’ tournament, electronic music concerts, etc.

21:00h. Benké in Concert. Adeje Cultural Centre Theatre

Saturday 17
10:00-20:00 h. XIV Arts and Crafts Fair, Calle Grande and Plaza de España, Adeje town.
10:00 h. Adeje Clean and Healthy, end of campaign event.
11:00 h. Demonstration of Hunting Dogs. Explanada El Galeón.
12:00 h. Boleros de Armeñime, folklore performance.
18:00- 20:00 h. Traditional dance workshop
20:00 h. Isogue folklore group performance

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Sunday 18
10:00-20:00 h. XIV Arts and Crafts Fair, Calle Grande and Plaza de España, Adeje town.
10:00 a 14:00 h. and 15:00 a 19:00 h. Workshop, “Recíclope” in the street. Workshops with recycled materials. Tenerife Cabildo. Plaza de España Adeje.
11:00 h. Demonstration of local sports Lucha Canaria.
12:00 h. Demonstration workshop: Canine behavioural training.
12:30 h. A.C. Imoque folklore group performance.
19:00 h. Closing act Arts and Craft Fair, with the Adeje Municipal Folklore School .

Monday 19
18:00h. Traditional Canarian Pottery Workshop (from May 19 – 21), Teacher, Juan Manuel Pérez García. Adeje Cultural Centre.

Wednesday 28
19:00 h. Timple Workshop (traditional Canarian string instrument), teacher Pedro Izquierdo. Adeje Cultural Centre.
21:00h Timple Recital by the Adeje Municipal Folklore School and invited guests. Exhibiton hall, Adeje Cultural Centre.

Thursday 29
21:00 h. Baile de Magos/Traditional Street Ball. Plaza de España, Adeje.

Saturday 31
21:00h. I Festival Imoque, “From San Sebastián”. Plaza de San Sebastián, La Caleta.


Sunday 1
12:00-20:00 h. Intercultural Festival. El Galeón.

Monday 2
18:00 h. From June 2 – 6, Closing ceremonies of the different Adeje sports courses, Las Torres Sports Centre
19:00 h. Inauguration of the exhibition “Entre manos y barro” , from June 2 – 12 Exhibition Hall, Adeje Cultural Centre.

Saturday 7
09:00 h. Visit to TEA (Tenerife Arts Space). Exhibition of th works of Oscar Domínguez. Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Sunday 8
12:00h-22:00 h. (Taste Me), Gastronomy Market, Plaza de España Adeje.

Monday 9
17:00 h. Closing act, Adeje Municipal Theatre School, Adeje Cultural Centre.

Thursday 12
18:00 h. VII Theatre event with People with Special Needs, Adeje Borough. Adeje Cultural Centre


Friday 13
10:00- 20:00 h. Arts and Crafts Market, San Sebastián Commercial Centre, La Caleta.
19:00h Exhibition by Students of the Adeje People’s University (UPA), June 13 – 27. Inauguration of works of art by students of fine art and painting, with a performance by the Adeje Municiapl Folklore School. Exhibition Hall, Adeje Cultural Centre.
20:30 h. Cello concert. Convento San Francisco Adeje. Tickets €5

Saturday 14
10:00- 21:00h Bargain Fair, Las Torres
21:00 h. “La Azotea Cuenta”. Adeje Cultural Centre

Sunday 15
10:00- 21:00h Bargain Fair, Las Torres

Thursday 19
17:00- 20:00 h. Solidarity Massage. Adeje Cultural Centre.

Saturday 21
18:00h Creation of Salt Carpets, Adeje Calle Grande

Sunday 22
18:00h Celebration of Corpus Christi. Parish of Santa Úrsula.

Thursday 26
20:00h. Taucho Ethnographic Days: Migratory movements in the borough of Adeje. Paying homage to to the men and women, “protagonists and witnesses of the migratory movements in Adeje”. Presentation of the book and documentary, “Memoria Gráfica y Testimonial de la migración adejera” (Graphic memorial and testimonial to Adeje migration). With Manuel Hernández González, Professor of American History, University of La Laguna, Club Almácigo, Taucho.

Friday 27
19:00 h. Children’s show, “Los Hermanos Gepetti y sus marionetas de la ópera” (The Gepetti brothers and their opera puppets), with the Reciclown company, in the Adeje Cultural Centre Theatre, Free entry.

Saturday 28
10:00- 16:00 h. Taucho Ethnographic Days: With a series of stages and displays in the streets and paths of Taucho showing past images and professions relating to the migrations during the different periods. Taucho.