• The professional activity focuses on the first day of the business conference that will take place at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
Scheduling MAPAS for tomorrow, Friday, it will eight stage shows and nine concerts on the stages of the capital of Tenerife, which will offer the public a careful selection of artists and companies, including Teatro del Temple, La Congregación Teatro, Alicia Soto-Hojarasca or Jupiter & Okwess. The samples, free of charge, will take place from 5:15 p.m. to around midnight, opening doors to culture from countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Chad, Canada, Morocco, Congo, Mexico, Cameroon, Colombia or Spain.
The professionals present in this third edition of the South Atlantic Performative Arts Market -Organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart- will focus tomorrow the first day of business conference that will bring together in the TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes library 149 programmers from five continents with 138 artistic groups from 27 countries to close distribution and exhibition agreements.
Ghanaians FRA!, this year's winners of the Ghana Vis a Vis cultural project, organized by Casa África, will be in charge of opening the shows open to the public at 5:15 pm in the Symphonic Hall of the Adán Martín Auditorium of Tenerife. This band is made up of young people from the Nungua neighborhood in Accra who started as a cover group and are now promoting their first work with their own songs.
A classic will pass through the tables of the Guimerá Theater at 17:30: The life is dream, in version of Temple Theater. The company, one of the oldest in our country, reviews Calderón de la Barca's text with a complex assembly of aesthetics underground and a more contemporary version that explores the generational clash.
Dance comes next from the hand of contemporary African creation. The piece What does the abyss matter, from She poem, the multidisciplinary project of Aída Colmenero Díaz, can be seen in the Castillo Room of the Adán Martín Auditorium of Tenerife at 6:00 p.m. At the same time, the Chamber Hall of this cultural space hosts the performance of Lindsey abudey, singer and songwriter who mixes elements of jazz, soul and alternative sounds in her elegant and contemporary proposal ...And the Bass is Queen.
Kyekyeku, also from Ghana and, like their compatriots FRA !, winners of the Vis a Vis project, they will perform from 6:45 pm in the Symphony Hall. They will bring to MAPAS a sumptuous folk flair, West African urban rhythm and ancient African spirituality.
Three proposals from different disciplines will take place at 7:30 p.m. The first of them comes from the hand of the Venezuelan company Popelei to IES Mayor Bernabé Rodríguez who will interpret Manuelita. The piece, which tells the story of love, loss and revolution of the Ecuadorian woman who stole Simón Bolívar's heart, will be performed by Tamsin Clarke. Talent, mastery and virtuosity is what it will offer Yone Rodriguez, one of the most active instrumentalists of the new generation of Canarian timplists in the Chamber Hall of the Adán Martín Auditorium of Tenerife. And in Plaza Castillo, the contemporary dance and creation company Alicia Soto-Litter share his scenic language with viewers who come to contemplate Study 3: Looks.
From Brazil it arrives at 20:15 hours at Plaza Castillo Guizado, Brazilian trumpeter who will present Or Multiverse in Collapse, a retro-futuristic album, which has been present in important lists of the best of 2018 and in which it mixes freejazz with punk rock, skate with electronic music and jazz. Half an hour later, at 8:45 p.m., the Canarian company Burka Theater will stage at La Granja Espacio de Creation TheRoomToBe. The work, written and directed by Aranza Coello, proposes a reflection on memory and the ephemeral.
Again at the Tenerife Auditorium Cow 35 Group Theater will stage at 20:55 in the singular space The only thing a great actress needs is a great play and the desire to succeed. His stage shows, based on dialogue with the viewer, do not leave indifferent with proposals that break the barrier that separates the actor from the public, the theatrical from real life. And at 9:00 p.m., in the Symphonic Hall, the Gran Canaria Big Band and Germán López, which will offer a selection of songs with arrangements of songs by the Gran Canaria timplist, who will participate with them throughout the concert.
African sounds return to Plaza Castillo at 9:45 p.m. with AfrotroniX, from Chad, who won the Best African DJ award in 2018 and combines electronic music with African rhythms and electric touareg blues. At 10:15 p.m., the Cameroonian dancer, choreographer and artist Zora Snake will present in the Sala Castillo of the Auditorio de Tenerife, the dance piece I déppart him.
The stage performances say goodbye on Thursday at 10:25 p.m. at the Guimerá Theater, with The Congregation Theater (Colombia) that will later lead the Tenerife public to a genre thriller, Essay, the story of three elderly women from a commune in Medellín.
The day ends with music at the Auditorio de Tenerife. At 10:30 p.m. in Plaza Castillo, the Moroccan quartet N3RDISTAN will offer a bold, unusual and avant-garde fusion. This band moves between rock, trip hop, electro, oriental beat and world music. Finally, the Symphonic Hall will serve the Congolese Jupiter & Okwess what will present Kin Sonic, at 23:15. This group combines Afropop, traditional rhythms, funk and rock with political lyrics and social conscience.
MAPAS is an initiative organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife, Circulart y unahoramenos, which is sponsored by the Government of the Canary Islands, the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council and the INAEM, in addition to the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC / E) through of its Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the form of Visitors, which favors the participation in the Market of a dozen professionals of the performing arts from Africa and Latin America. Casa África, the Ibero-American General Secretariat, the SGAE Foundation, Iberia and Hyundai, among other public and private institutions, also collaborate.