Adeje walks, paths and landscapes…

ADEJE-VII JORNADAS ETNOGRAFICAS DE TAUCHO CULTURA DEL CEREAL (4)

From June 17th to 22nd the village of Taucho, in Adeje, celebrates the local fiestas in honour of the Virgen de Coromoto
The Adeje village of Taucho, in the upper reaches of the borough, will celebrate the VIII Taucho Ethnographic Days. The theme this year is ‘walks, paths and landscapes’ and events are organised by the local fiestas committee and the Adeje department of heritage under Councillor Juan Desiderio Afonos Ruiz. The celebrations are part of the festival in honour of the Virgen de Coromoto, patron of this mountain hamlet.

VIII jornadas etnograficas

“The programme has been put together by a team made up of the local fiesta committee, the neighbours of Taucho, the Asociación Cultural Imoque and the El Cardón group, who, together with the council, have made this event a reality”, said Councillor Desiderio.

The progamme of events begins on Friday June 17th in the El Almácigo Recreation and Cultural Centre, at 8pm with an inaugural act and a dedication to the men and women who have changed the landscape locally. There will be a conference led by Victor Martín, professor of geography from the University of La Laguna, and the showing of a documentary, “Adeje walks, paths and landscapes…Homage a Don Román Álvarez Fraga, the man who changed the countryside”, with music from the Asociación Cultural Imoque.

ADEJE-VII JORNADAS ETNOGRAFICAS DE TAUCHO CULTURA DEL CEREAL (5)

On Saturday there will be an ethnographic route taking in the walks, paths and landscapes, with residents of the hamlet and music, and a photography exhibition mounted by the Adeje department of heritage. In parallel local hand-made products and crafts, wine, cheese, Vilaflor cakes and biscuits, bread and honey, will be on sale to the public. There will also be a as a sheep-shearing display and a cattle show, a traditional dance in the Tio Victor bar with music from the Los Alzados group, and lots more.

Let’s get cereal!

ADEJE-VII JORNADAS ETNOGRAFICAS DE TAUCHO CULTURA DEL CEREAL (4)
One of the most interesting events in the Adeje summer cultural calendar are the ‘Ethnographic’ days in Taucho, normally featuring a series of events that focus on a particular aspect of the village’s past, with recreations of customs and lifestyle habits from days gone by.

ADEJE-VII JORNADAS ETNOGRAFICAS DE TAUCHO CULTURA DEL CEREAL (2)
This year cereal is in the historic spotlight and will take centre stage in the mountain region from June 19th to 25th with events organised by the Taucho festival commission and the Adeje council, including documentary films, a presentation of books by Daniel Fernández Galván and Gabriel Rancel Gonazález and an exhibition of photographs.
On Saturday June 20th there will be an ethnographic trail, leaving from the Plaza de La Quinta, with many local families taking part and hosting those guests who will attend. This will finish with music, theatre and story-telling.
For many though it is the living exhibitions that the village organise so well that are the main attraction, with local residents, a huge number of whom are from families that have lived in Taucho for generations, taking part, in costume, recreating the way of life from the region’s past. This year that will take place from 10am on Sunday June 21st showing the local way of life at the start of the 20th century when cereal was harvested and processed by hand. The milling and preparation of gofio, the Canarian toasted grain, will also be part of the day.

cereal poster
The full and fascinating programme of events is available online (http://www.juancenteno.es/?noticia/1816/las-vii-jornadas-etnograficas-de-taucho-versaran-sobre-la-cultura-del-cereal).