Some thirty musical performances from 16 countries will set the pace for MAPAS 2019 in the Auditorio de Tenerife and its surroundings

  • The Market's music samples, lasting half an hour, will be from Wednesday to Saturday, with open and free admission until full capacity is reached

 Music from Africa, Latin America and southern Europe will play during the five days of MAPS 2019, between July 10 and 14, with 29 performances by groups and musicians that will arrive in Tenerife from 16 countries. The Symphonic Hall, the Chamber Hall of the Tenerife Auditorium and the Plaza Castillo will be the stages in which the talent of the South Atlantic will be displayed that this market of the performing arts has selected for its third edition. All performances will last half an hour and will be free and open access until full capacity is reached.

This professional meeting of the performing arts and music, organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart, will put on the main stages of the capital of Tenerife a total of 59 artistic samples from 23 countries. The musical proposals will reach MAPS 2019 from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Tunisia, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela and Spain, six of them from the Canary Islands.

The first to set the pace MAPS 2019 it will be the colombian Diana Burco, which will perform in Plaza Castillo from 9:30 p.m., just after the opening show, by Lava, the Auditorio de Tenerife dance company, which will premiere Abyssal in the Symphonic Hall at 8:00 p.m. Diana Burco, singer-songwriter, accordionist and actress with more than ten years of experience in the folk music scene of Colombia, is one of the female referents of vallenato. His first album, released in 2018, earned a Latin Grammy nomination in the category of best cumbia / vallenato album. Behind her, in the Symphony Hall, Alex Alvear Threesome will bring to MAPAS From Ecuador Wañukta Tonic, a journey through the sounds of a country that is defined by its eclecticism and diversity, a sound encounter between Andean tradition and universal avant-garde.

On Thursday, July 11, the music shows will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Symphonic Hall with the canaries Socos Duo. César Martín (marimba) and Ciro Hernández (cello) make up this formation that moves away from the conventional with compositions inspired by the different facets of art, with influences from folklore, jazz or post-minimalism. After them, Argentina Sofia Viola, singer, songwriter and actress, will present The footprint in the cement, a show in which he professes his love for Latin American folklore in which he tells micro-stories of diverse and universal themes.

The Paraguayan harpist and composer Juanjo Corbalan will present later Py'aguapy in the Symphonic Hall, combining elements of traditional rhythms, with Latin American and jazz influences, in such a way that it incorporates the harp into a freer musical language. At 7:15 p.m., the Chamber Hall will host the performance of Cecilia Todd, a reference to Venezuelan and Latin American popular and folk singing that has a prolific career that includes the recording of a dozen of her own albums and numerous collaborations.

Canaries Snails They will take the Plaza Castillo from 8:00 p.m. to present flowers, a work with which he has traveled Seville, Madrid, Santiago and Athens. After a tour of Senegal thanks to MAPAS, the band was selected to represent the tricontinental spirit of the Canary Islands at the opening concert WOMEX 2018.

The sounds of the Tunisian Immed alibi They will fill the Symphony Hall with a mixture of techniques, cultures and openness to create a world of rhythms, ideas, technology and passion in a proposal far removed from typical entertainment. Your new project Frigya, Africa in Tunisian dialect, is the culmination of several years of research and creations. The African continent will continue to be present on Thursday at MAPS 2019 with the performance of Mehdi Qamoum, a young Moroccan artist who has toured around the world and will present MediCament. The guembri is the basis of his music, which he complements with other instruments such as guitar, bass, piano and drums.

Maria Berasarte, Spanish singer known by the nickname the naked voice, will present his new collaboration with the Portuguese trio Lisboa String Trio at the Sala Sinfónica, at 10:15 pm. To end the night, the same stage will host Souad Asla, Algerian artist, lyricist and composer living in France who will present at MAPAS 2019 Lemma, the story of a round trip that weaves from his exile an encounter between two cultures.

Winners of Vis a Vis

On Friday, July 12, the musical program of MAPAS will include nine performances, which will begin at 5:00 p.m. the Ghanaians FRA!, this year's winners of the Ghana Vis a Vis cultural project, organized by Casa África. 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. From Nigeria it will be presented in the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife 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.

KyekyekuAlso 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. Talent, mastery and virtuosity is what it will offer Yone Rodriguez, one of the most active instrumentalists of the new generation of Canarian timplists. African music beats on its strings, flamenco rhythms break on its wood, jazz glides smoothly in its sound box and the intensity of the sea of the Canarian land is felt.

The Brazilian trumpeter Guizado will present at Plaza Castillo 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. After him, at 9:00 p.m., it will be the turn for the Gran Canaria Big Band and Germán López, which will reinterpret the musician José Antonio Ramos. This band has more than 50 musical projects produced and four record works, one of them published in the United States.

The rest of the night will be for the African sounds, in the Plaza Castillo with AfrotroniX, from Chad, who won the Best African DJ award in 2018 and combines electronic music with African rhythms and electric touareg blues. Later, at 10:30 p.m. and on the same stage 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 to present Kin Sonic. This group combines Afropop, traditional rhythms, funk and rock with political lyrics and social conscience.

Nine samples for Saturday

The last day for the music of MAPS 2019 It will be on Saturday, July 13, with nine artistic exhibitions that will begin at 5:40 p.m. in the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife, where Lívia Nestrovski & Fred Ferreira will interpret Duo, a subtle and welcoming experimental proposal for guitar and voice. The same room will receive Eléonore Díaz Arbeláez, Ëda, French-Colombian singer and double bass player who, together with Anthony Winzenrieth, has built a sound inspired by the power of Lhasa de Sela, the dreamlike nature of Björk and the sweetness of Omara Portuondo.

Later, and also in the Chamber Hall, the Tenerife trumpeter Nathanael Ramos will present his album Islander's Dilemma which, in his own words, is' the reflection of a wandering islander. An islander of many places and a wanderer from each one of them ”. The Mexicans The Garfield They will take the Plaza Castillo at 20:05 hours to bring Everything rich. Owners of their own fresh and forceful sound, they have three full-length albums and have been on stage at festivals such as Tajín, Bahidorá, Palnorte, Errante or Empire Music Festival.

Barreiro Project (Canarias) will continue to put the music on the Plaza Castillo stage with Good vibes, a mixture of different styles that take the public to a sonorous ocean of original music but flavored with jazz, black music, hip-hop, soul and R&B. At its end, around 9:45 p.m., the square will receive the Tunisian composer King abid, which will present an unpublished work recorded in Studio 12. In it, the guitar melody meets the harmony of percussion and the vibrant sound of an oud. Mix of Tunisian flavored pop, rap and reggae for festive moments.

From Burkina Faso, Smockey & the Agama Band will take to the Symphonic Hall their latest album, entitled Prévolution, a synthesis of three concepts: premonition, revolution and evolution. This live music band that practices Afro rap with politically and socially committed lyrics will perform at 10:30 p.m. Behind them, Dangerous Crew They will put the Colombian character on stage with an artistic proposal that highlights the four elements of hip hop, which has generated a loyal audience for their professional way of facing the stages.

Duel in the Symphony Hall

The music samples of MAPAS 2019 will have an unprecedented ending, with the duel that will face the leaders of the last two bands to perform. Serge Smockey Bambara (Smockey & the Agama Band), and Henry Arteaga The Jke (Dangerous Crew) will take the floor on the stage of the Symphonic Hall to close the night with a unique proposal that will show the will of MAPAS to weave networks and connect cultures.

In addition to the artistic exhibitions that will be offered during the five days, the Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur will have an opening party, on Wednesday, July 10, and a closing party, on Saturday 13, in the hall of the Auditorium of Tenerife, with the performance of Dj kali, which will propose a stimulating and intense journey through the sounds and danceable rhythms of the world. Admission to these parties is also free and free until full capacity is reached.

The program of performances and showcases can be consulted on the web and in the free app that can be downloaded for mobile phones, IOS and Android, and access all the information on artistic exhibitions and MAPAS conferences. Through this application, notifications of interest to the public and market participants will also be sent.

The organization of MAPAS 2019 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 its Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the Visitors category, 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.