Literature, music, and radio throughout the Adeje Summer University
The Adeje Summer University (UVA), as well as offering courses and workshops, is running a series of parallel events. Yesterday, Monday July 23rd, there were a number of book launches and a concert in the Calle Grande, with the ‘El Método Stanislavski’ group and their 80s sound.
Today, July 24th, La Cope radio broadcast a live programme from the UVA base, and in the afternoon there are more book launches, a concert with Fran Baraja & Parranda Blues Band. The Adeje library has been working with the Todo Hobbie La Calve bookshop in organising some of the book-related events.
Similar events are programmed for the rest of the week – more information online,
Last year the Adeje council were pleased to be able to stage a concert with their own municipal band, that of Guía de Isora and the military bands, Nº2 Army Band BRILCAM-XVI and the Musical Unit of the Canarian Command. This became one of the instant highlights of the Christmas Calendar in particular for many non-Spanish residents, and the Council are delighted to be able to host the concert for the second year running.
This Saturday, December 17th the Magma centre will host the musical event, and again children from Adeje will also be singing a selection of seasonal songs. “Last year this was a hugely popular event with over 2,000 people coming to the concert, many of them our foreign residents. The overall feedback was very positive indeed and we are delighted to be able to repeat the experience not to mention raise funds for a good cause”, commented Adeje’s councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso.
The concert ticket price is one euro, and will go directly to help charitable causes.
The international gospel singer Latonius will direct a workshop in Adeje under the title ‘Uniting Nations’ during Easter Week
From this month Adeje is set to become a reference point for Gospel lovers and singers internationally. The councillor for culture and creative development has announced that the council will open a municipal International Gospel School, with courses, classes and performances all year round in this kind of music, which has its roots in the old Negro spirituals, many of which have been sung since the 1600s, becoming very popular in the 1800s.
During Easter Week, with the assistance of the world famous Milwaukee born singer, Tony Jermaine Earl, or the Latonius as he is known, the first workshop will be held, under the working title, “Uniendo Naciones” (uniting nations) and The Latonius Choir will sing in concert on March 12th in the Adeje Cultural Centre. The workshop will be run over three days, from March 10th to 12th, and is for people with or without choral experience (nearly all places are taken, with a huge international interest in the workshop). The workshop will look at the place of Gospel in our lives today, as well as practical workshops, vocal exercises, choral lessons and the concert on March 12th.
Following months of negotiations, the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and cultural councillor Adolfo Alonso were delighted to be able to confirm that this would be the first in a series of workshops with the establishment of the International Gospel School in Adeje. According to the councillor the school will initially be based in the Adeje cultural centre, for space reasons, but will ultimately move to the Adeje School of Music and Dance, “which is a model music centre and has all the infrastructure needed for this kind of course”, said the councillor. It is also envisaged that a number of international gospel artists will travel from Europe and the United States of America to host workshops and master classes.
Tony Jermaine Earl, Latonius, was born in Milwakee into a musical family, and lived and breathed singing from the day he was born. He sings across a range of disciplines – pop, soul, R&B, and Gospel – and has shared stages with some of the industry greats, including Sarah Vaughan, Al Jarreau, E. La Quint Weaver & the Hallelujah Singers, Darnell Davis & The Remnant, Isaac Cates & Ordained, and many more.
He now divides his professional time between Europe and the United States and has lived in Hamburg, in Germany for a number of years. He works with the Be Fly Music production and composition company and has released a number of singles.
The Cuban duo behind the Spanish song of last summer, La Gozadera, will play one Tenerife concert, in the Adeje Football grounds on March 19th.
Gente de Zona play an infectious mix of reggaton, Cuban dancehall with Caribbean rhythms and have worked regularly with top Latino artists such as Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. Their latest single, Traidora, with Marc Anthony, has confirmed their position in the music world following their international Nº1 success with La Gozadera.
Gente de Zona are Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcolm from Cuba and will also stage concerts in Madrid and Gran Canaria. The Adeje gig is being organised by Atresmedia Publicidad, in collaboration with Music Marketing Tools SL., and the Adeje council. The concert begins at 9pm, doors open at 7pm, and there are three zones, General, Front Stage and VIP. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketbell, Misterentradas, Entradas.com and Ticketmaster y Ticketea.
Concerts, family Olympics, fun and leisure activities and lots of prizes throughout the weekend
This weekend Adeje council has organised Adeje Sport Music, a diverse two-day event on Friday April 17th and Saturday April 18th.
One of the headline events will be the family Olympics where teams of four, adults and children, will take on a series of challenges on Saturday, starting at 10am. Top prize is a weekend (half board) in the Warner Park in Madrid, courtesy of Halcon Viajes, as well as more some amazing prizes for the winning teams.
There is a huge range of events and open sporting activities taking place over the two days, among them a Rio challenge, with participants on linked exercise bikes hoping to clock up, between them, the 6,345 kilometres that separate Adeje and Rio de Janeiro, where the summer Olympics will be held next year. The bicycles will be in the Costa Adeje Centre for Tourism Development (CDTCA) with a kilometre counter linking all the machines.
Events kick off on Friday with a sports fair in the CDTCA followed the traditional Adeje school of music and dance Spring concert which will feature, among others, a performance by Roxy Rosario, who is currently appearing on La Voz (The Voice, Telecinco). This will be only a part of the 12 hours of sporting events taking place in both the CDTCA and surrounds, with spinning, Tai chi, yoga, games, health-related workshops, zumba, as well as bouncy castles for kids, etc.
The day draws to a close with a series of performances from the borough’s groups including the Tenerife Tigers, the EMMA dancers, the Capeoira Camugeré, the Hindu society and the Romanian Association followed by a prize giving ceremony.
Friday April 17
17:00h a 20:30h Sports Fair with company stands. CDTCA.
18:30h. Drug prevention workshop. CDTCA.
20:30h. Concert. CDTCA
Saturday April 18
09:00h a 10:00h. Master Classes inTai chi and Yoga. CDTCA.
09:00h a 10:00h. Register for Family Olympics. CDTCA.
10:00h a 13:00h. FAMILY OLYMPICS. Games zone, El Galeón
11:00h a 12:00h. Spinning Master Class Spinning. Avenida Palo Mayor
13:30h a 16:00h. Break.
17:00h. Health eating workshop. CDTCA.
16:00h a 19:00h. Children’s workshops El Galeón sports pavilion.
17:00h a 20:00h. Bouncy castles. Football grounds.
18:00h a 19:00h. Spinning Master Class. Avenida Palo Mayor.
19:00h a 20:30h. Zumba Master Class, El Galeón Sports Pavilion.
20:00h a 21:00h. Performances by dance groups on stage in the grounds of the CDTCA Traditional Russian, Tenerife Tigers, EMMA Dance troupe, Capoeira Camugeré collective, Hindu Community, Romanian Association, etc.
21:00h. Closing ceremony and prize giving).
The Adeje School of Music and Dance, EMMA, under councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera along with the local department of Education, led by councillor Andrés Pérez Ramos, recently hosted the second in a series of learning concerts for young listeners with audiences from infant and primary classes from the borough and outside.
The main objective of the initiative is to bring music to the students of Adeje and South Tenerife and also introduce them to the fantastic resources available at the school of music. The concerts also hope to enhance the educational programmes of the schools taking part and encourage the use of music as a learning tool. .
Adolfo Alonso said, “this was a remarkable success. The students enjoyed themselves and had a lot of questions about the musical instruments that were used in the concert. What we want from this project is that young people begin to enjoy music in a different way”.
For this second event, given the number of students taking part, the day was held in two centres, the Adeje Cultural Centre and the School of Music itself, with students from Tijoco, Armeñime, Las Torres, Fañabé, Adeje schools and students from Luther King. The programme included a mini-concert with teachers from EMMA explaining the history and possible musical uses of each instrument, the wind, string, brass and metal families, etc.
The modern music section included keyboards, bass guitar, drums. sax and voice, was enjoyed by the children in primary school, while those in infants classes enjoyed an carnival of the animals, with a circus theme, each instrument playing a different animal.
The Adeje School of Music and Dance, or in Spanish La Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza de Adeje, EMMA, is undertaking a series of concerts in different cultural spaces in the borough throughout March under the title Adeje Live Music. According to councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera the initiative “ is designed to liven up the borough, offer the local public a series a concerts and at the same time give them the opportunity to get to know the quality of the work of the students and professors of the school and of the Municipal Band”.
The first concert will be in the Adeje Convent de San Fransisco on Friday March 7th at 8.30pm with the youth metal group from EMMA remembering “The Wonder Years”. On the play list are songs from Nowak, Blair, Sweeney, Mike Atory, Tito Puente, Paul Murtha and Mike Lewis. Pedro Vicente Jorge Lemes wields the baton, and the tickets are de 5 euros.
The following concert is on Saturday March 22 in the Plaza de Los Olivos. This concert is performed by the Adeje Municipal Band and starts at 8pm, free entrance.
The final musical date for March is also in the Convent at 8pm on Saturday March 29th. This brings together students and professors of piano and voice who will perform “The Memory Corner, a delightful selection of melodies by distinguished artistes such as Evangelina Sobredo Galanes, Consuelito Velázquez, Juan Carlos Calderón, Álvaro Carrillo, Camilo Blanes Cortés, Lucio Battisiti, Armando Manzanero, Pablo López, Juan de Dión Filiberto y Gabino Coria Peñalosa, César Portillo de la Luz, Rudy Pérez and José Feliciano. Tickets are 5 euros.
There’s a busy weekend ahead in Adeje, so even if the sun don’t shine, there’s no need to be in the slightest bit bored!
Tonight you can watch a top-notch basketball game between the Fraport Skyliners Frankfort, who play in the German Bundesliga, and CB Canarias, the regional side currently playing in the Spanish ACB league. Match time is 8.30pm, tickets just €3.
If basketball isn’t your cup of tea, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra are playing a free concert at 8pm in the Convento de San Francisco, sponsored by the Adeje Council and the Cabildo. The orchestra will play pieces by British composers William Boyce and John Ireland and Germany’s Georg Philip Telemann. Places are limited so arrive early if possible. The convent building is just beside the town hall.
Feeling peckish? The Adeje DegustaMe, or TasteMe series of gastronomic events continues this weekend, and if you fancy a bit of show cooking head down to the municipal Farmer’s Market (up the street opposite Makro) on Sunday at 11am.