The Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival kicked off this Friday after two years of hiatus due to the covid pandemic
Happy faces, furtive and sideways glances at the tide and a certain envy towards those who enjoyed a bath in the
San Agustin Beach, hugs for the reunion, friendly greetings between the 'new' of the place. In short, cordiality and a lot of passion, that was experienced in the press conference presentation of the sixth edition of the
Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival, in which the mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Conchi Narváez, participated; the Councilor for Culture, Elena Espino; the director of the festival, Dania Dévora; the director of the Porretta Festival, Graziano Uliani; and artists Anthony Paule, Mitch Woods, Leon Beal, Nona Brown, Ernie Johnson, Larry Springfield, Chick Rodgers, Lorena Román and Esther Suárez (Midnight Soul Band), César Martel (M&M Connection feat. Cristina James) and El Especialista Manel Ruiz .
The festival, after two years of hiatus due to covid-19,
started this Friday and will run until Sunday at San Agustín Beachwith concerts and DJ sessions with free admission.
Conchi Narvaez as Elena Espino welcomed the opportunity to once again have a major cultural event, in a very familiar and recognizable environment of the municipality, which adds to its great tourist offer "a festival of great quality and international recognition," said the mayor.
Dania Devora He thanked the administrations and their team for "arriving after a two-year break, in the best possible conditions."
Graziano Uliani, For his part, he introduced each of the international artists present, who a week ago were protagonists of the festival he directs in Italy,
"like real soul stars."
Anthony Paule, conductor of the Soul Orchestra, he admitted feeling "excited" to return to the stage of the soul beach with "a renewed band, which is the best version of the Soul Orchestra so far".
In the speaking time of the local artists,
Lorraine Roman he thanked "the opportunity to share the stage with these stars, because we are musicians who do soul, but you -addressing them- are soul".
Along the same lines, it was stated
Cesar Martel, leader of M&M Connection, who considered it a privilege “to be on this stage, sharing our music with so much soul talent. We have gone from enjoying it with our families on the beach to being part of the cartel, and that is very exciting. And he didn't stray from that guideline
The Specialist Manel Ruizwho vinyl of James Brown in hand made a statement of intent of his musical selection.
And so, and with the music of
Sergio Miró Dj Set At the opening of the Petanca Soul area, in which the restaurant and rest area has been set up, the sixth edition of the Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival began on San Agustín Beach.
This Saturday the day starts at noon and ends at dawn
With the opening of the 'Petanca Soul' restaurant area, at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, the second day of the Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival begins, on San Agustín Beach.
The order of activities scheduled throughout the day and until dawn is as follows, as the organization advanced: 13.30: Sergio Miró Dj Set Session, in the restaurant area; 5.30 pm: Mitch Woods Woggie Boogie piano workshop, restoration area; 18.30: Session Sergio Miró Dj Set, restaurant area; 19.30: Monterreina Session, on the main stage; 8.30 pm: Midnight Soul Band, on the main stage; 9.50 pm: Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra with Larry Batiste, Nona Brown and Omega Rae, on the main stage; 10:15 p.m.: Mitch Woods, on the main stage; 10:35 p.m.: Chick Rodgers, on the main stage; 11:45 p.m.: Larry Springfield, on the main stage; 00.35: Grand Finale, on the main stage; and 02.00: Closing of the 'Petanque Soul' restoration area.
The planned plan for the last day of Sunday starts earlier: 11:00: opening of the 'Petanque Soul' restaurant area; 12.00: Mitch Woods & Anthony Paule Workshop 'Boogie Woogie piano meets Jump Blues guitar', in the restoration area; 13.30: Session Sergio Miró Dj Set, in the restaurant area; 2.30 pm: Roc Flowers concert, in the restaurant area: 3.30 pm: Sergio Miró Dj Set Session; and 8:00 pm: Closing of the 'Petanque Soul' restaurant area.