Multicultural Fusion


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This Sunday there is something for everyone in Adeje
Funds raised during the event will be donated to the Adeje council to assist families in need

The Adeje council, via the department of culture under Nayra Medina Bethencourt, and in conjunction with the intercultural association, El Patio de las Culturas de Tenerife “Fusión entre Culturas” has organised a multi-cultural festival in the town on Sunday June 1st.

From midday until 8pm the Avenida Palo Mayor (in front of the Adeje municipal football grounds) will be turned into a major stage for this special event which promotes harmonious co-existence and cordial living together between all the different nationalities living in the borough of Adeje. And to underline that solidarity, the organisers have said that “all the funds collected during the day will donated to the Adeje social services department to help those in need in the borough”.

Councillor Medina Bethencourt says, “with this initiative which we are working on with other bodies, we can show people the very real face of the multicultural nature of our borough. Today, in Adeje, people from over 118 different countries live and work, peacefully, side by side, and this Sunday we will be there with representatives of some of the larger international communities.”

In parallel with the fun side of the day, and to aid the food bank that the borough council operates as well as the Cruz Roja, there will be a drop off zones for members of the public who wish to donate non-perishable goods, hygiene products, nappies, dry baby foods, etc.

During the day there will be a host of different activities not to mention tastings and different gastronomic offers from all over the world. For instance members of the public can enjoy displays of Tibetan dance, an intercultural flash mob, tales and international story-telling, language exchange workshops, theatrical presentations, music, mural-making, a henna workshop, and dance styles from Bollywood to tango, from Bolivia to the Canarias, and much more.

Participating associations:
Asociación intercultural El Patio de las Culturas de Tenerife, Asociación Mercedes Machado, Asociación Hindú Tenerife Sur, Unión Indígena Nigerianos en Tenerife, Asociación Uruguayos in Tenerife, Asociación de Chilenos in Canarias, Casa Argentina in Tenerife, Asociación Anchieta, Asociación Burras, Güímar, Sonrisas Canarias, Cruz Roja, Amigos del Tibet Ghe Pel Lin, Tango, Asociación Musulmana Al ihasan y Justicia y Paz, the Dzogchen International Dzamling Gar Community Association, Jóvenes por la Diversidad, Actívate employment workshop.

Schedule of events:
12:00-13:00 Opening and welcome: Tibetan dance, Dzogchen International Dzamling Gar Association. Examples of good practise in intercultural harmonious co-existence, Asoc. Hindú Tenerife Sur, Comunidad Mulsumana Al Ihsan y Asoc. El patio de las culturas.

13:00-19:30 Children’s Intercultural Mural .

12:30-13:00 Romanian children’s games workshop, Asoc. Rumacan.

13:00-13:30/17:00-17:30 Exhibition Asoc. Mercedes Machado.

13:00-13:30 International story-telling (Children), Asoc. El Patio de las Culturas.

13:30-14:00/19:00-19:30 Language exchange workshop, Jóvenes por la Diversidad (open working space throughout the day’s event).

13:30-14:00 Children’s workshop, Alumnos Animación Sociocultural Activate.

14:00-14:20 Lunch time prayer, Comunidad Musulmana Al Ihsan.

14:20-15:30 Djs Hindú, Asoc. Hindú del Sur.

15:30-16:00 International story-telling (adults), Asoc. El Patio de las Culturas.

16:00-16:15 The story of one thousand and one nights, Comunidad Musulmana Al Ihsan.

16:15-16:30 Stories from the Andes, Asoc. Babel.

16:30-17:00 Children’s games, Asoc. Chilenos en Canarias.

17:00-17:30 Exchange of experiences workshop “If you knew me….”

17:00-17:30 Children’s workshop, Alumnos Animación Sociocultural Activate.

17:00-17:30 Taller de cuentos tibetanos, Amigos del Tibet Ghe Pel Lin.

17:30-18:00 World games (children and parents), Asoc. El Patio de las Culturas

18:00-18:10 Intercultural Flash mob

18:10-18:30 Tango workshop, Tango exhibition

18:30-19:30 Bollywood dance, Hindu music (sitar, mridanga,…), Asoc. Hindú del

19:45-20:30 Folklore performance

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