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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Carpets and Canarian Day in Adeje

 

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Adeje is hosting a weekend full of different cultural and gastronomic activities to celebrate the special fiestas that fall over the coming days. This includes the traditional salt carpets of Corpus Christi and the Canarian ball to celebrate May 30th, Canarian Day.

The weekend activities begin this Saturday from 5pm with the making of the Corpus Christi carpets. This year there is a change and there will be a unified large carpet in the centre of the town. The Calle Grande will be split into four large sections while the parallel Calle Corpus will have one uninterrupted stretch of carpet.

This year too there is a single design concept with a floral motif, and the Council have created a series of wooden moulds which will be shared among the different groups participating on the day. The design reflects the colours of spring. All in all 11, 000 kilos of salt, white and coloured, will be used along 330 metres of street during the event. To help with the new design the Council have also produced a simple ‘how to’ video which can be viewed on the Adeje page, www.adeje.es, ‘Elaboración de la alfombras de Corpus Christi’.

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There are 22 different associations and groups taking part: the Hermandad del Santísimo, Cáritas, children preparing for their confirmation and first communion, the San José parish, Adeje voluntary fire-fighters, AEA Sur, Porteadores de la Virgen, Costa Adeje school, Asgote, Hotel Jacaranda, Mayores, Halcones de Adeje, Juventud, Adeje Folklore group, Comunidad Hindú Tenerife Sur, Taller Ocupacional de Los Olivos, Tenerife Tigers, Ballet Beanky, Asociación de Vecinos Piedra Redonda and students and staff from the Adeje school of music and dance.

The procession over the carpets will take place on Sunday after 11am mass.

During the day on Sunday there will also be a series of events and tasting of traditional Canarian produce in the Adeje Farmers Market, as well as music from the La Diata folklore group. People who shop in the market over the weekend will also be entered in a raffle for a basket full of traditional Canarian cakes and biscuits.

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The Baile de Magos, the traditional Canarian street ball, is on Sunday evening, from 9pm, and those who are interested in booking a table can do so in the Adeje Cultural Centre. This is a great night of local folk music and dance organised by the Adeje Municipal Folklore School and it’s free, but you must be dressed in a traditional Canarian costume. Different folk groups will be performing during the evening, the Boleros de Armeñime, El Mesturao, Santa Ana, La Diata, Igonce, Imoque, and Chajoigo groups.