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V Imoque Festival in San Sebastian

The Imoque Cultural Association, formed in Adeje in 2013, will host a festival tomorrow (Saturday June 9th) in San Sebastián, a showcase, the association says, for the borough’s cultural roots and heritage.

The association has worked, since its inception, to keep and promote Adeje’s traditions and folklore. Tomorrow’s event will see a display of indigenous animal breeds with the collaboration of local farmers as well as hosting craft and artisan stands, food stalls and Canarian folk music and dance.

The Imoque festival is an excellent meeting place for residents, visitors, lovers of folk music and craft, and also works to bring together those who live here with those who see our borough as their top choice holiday destination.

Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, councillor with responsibility for creative development in the borough, says, “the work that this group, and similar associations, is carrying out, reflects the commitment the people of Adeje have to their traditions, and here in the council we are very happy to support this drive to recover our cultural roots”

From midday tomorrow there will be an arts and crafts fair and food stalls with local products as well as local animal breeds on show. At 12.30 people can enjoy a demonstration of different cultural activities, a workshop on gofio (toasted grain) with the H10 Gran Tinerfe chef Esteban Gómez. The afternoon will also feature sheep shearing, Gomeran whistling, Canarian wrestling, and much more.

Event will run throughout the day with music, dance, food and drink until 11pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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This Saturday enjoy folk music and dance in the Plaza San Sebastian in La Caleta

As part of the Adeje ‘Creativa’ two-month long programme of cultural events in the borough, the Imoque folk group are hosting a festival of music and dance in the San Sebastían plaza in La Caleta, harking back to the 1920s. Entry is free.

Adeje councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera says, “With this Creativa programme we have brought together a host of cultural, musical, educational and sporting events taking place throughout May and June”. He continued, “The council is always delighted to support particular initiatives which reflect who we were and are, symbols of our identity. The work and performances of so many different groups, bands, orchestras, and associations made up of residents of the borough have helped us revive our culture, fundamental for the health of our society”.

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This year the III Imoque Festival is divided into two parts, the first, courtesy of the Imoque group, reflecting life just after the end of the First World War and the changes in society with the introduction of the car, the cinema, photography and the growing influence of the press. The second part of the evening will be with the Grupo Gaida from Lanzarote with folklore from today showing the influences of recent decades on Canarian music.

The Imoque Festival is made possible by the help and support of the Adeje Council, the Los Alzados de San Juan de la Rambla family, Grupo Gaida from Lanzarote, the San Juan de la Rambla Council, the Canarian Government, the Tenerife Cabildo and the people of Adeje.

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