The Adeje council’s department of Artistic Heritage will host the VI Ethnographic Taucho Days as part of the Patron Festivals of Tauco on Saturday June 28th. This year the theme will be Migratory Movements in Adeje (Los Movimientos Migratorios en el municipio de Adeje).
The mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga commented, “the history and tradition of Adeje’s nucleus have been marked, since the beginning, by a particular way of being and working which is an integral part of our past and our traditions.”
Rodriguez Fraga congratulated the organisers of these special heritage days and the fiestas, adding that “it is an honour to accompany you along this path of recovering and protecting and valuing these signs of our identify and our people. These ethnographic events, alongside all the other celebrations that take place throughout the year in different parts of the borough, are a testament to our past and a way of transmitting that past to the recent arrivals and the new generations”.
On Thursday June 26th there will be an official act in the Centre Recreativo El Almácigo with a conference on Canarian emigration to the Americas, given (in Spanish) by Manuel Hernández González, professor of history from the University of La Laguna. The talk will be followed by a screening of “Memoria Gráfica y Testimonial de la Emigración Adejera. Movimientos Migratorios en le Municipio de Adeje”.
Juan Antonio Jorge Peraza will also host a discussion on the role of the islands as a patchwork of journeys and returns, of meetings and absences, paying homage to all those involved in migration and finishing the day with a performance by Idaira Trujillo Fumero.
The councillor with responsibility for heritage, Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruíz, said, “this is the sixth consecutive year that we are hosting these days, and previous years have been very successful indeed. We are more than convinced that the job of rescuing and preserving our history, our heritage, and in particular our roots, are themes of great interest to the people of Adeje, and its a line we will continue to pursue, as by remembering where we came from we can better chose where we are going to”.
On Saturday June 28th from 10.30am until 5pm there will be parallel events and stagings. One zone will concentrate on migratory movements and the other on the re-creation of day-to-day life in the beginning of the 20th Century, all undertaken by residents of Taucho in partnership with the Asociación Cultural Imoque, the Fiestas Commission 2014 and the Adeje council.
During the day there will be many interesting diversions such as the creation of murals, demonstrations of gofio making, wine and honey tastings, arts and crafts displays and traditional cake making. For card players there will be an ‘envite’ tournament, a tile making demonstration, etc. The day will end with a street party, with music from the Sensación Gomera orchestra.