The La Gomera island has launched a whistled message of thanks and “great tribute” To all those who have collaborated and continue to do so in the fight against the pandemic of the coronavirus throughout Spain and in the world.
The whistler Eugenio Darias explained that it is about doing “a great tribute with this whistle from La Gomera“to all who have worked when the rest were confined.
“A whistle, the rubber tree, which can be heard at a long distance and around the world“the whistle coordinator and advisor for the Island Council influenced.
Representing all Canary Islands, the whistlers of the Colombian island met on Wednesday at the traditional hour of applause, at 7 pm (8 pm in the rest of Spain), to whistle the same message: “Thank you all for your effort.”
In addition, everyone who wanted to participate was also called to share their videos on social networks through the ‘hashtag’ #SilboGomeroHomenaje.
A GESTURE OF RECOGNITION TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO VIRUSES
Darias, retired whistle teacher from the Canary Islands Government Department of Education and member of the silbo gomero cultural science chair of the University of La Laguna, stressed the importance of having a gesture of recognition towards those “who have worked and fought” so that the rest “confined, we could continue living.”
“In order for us to be protected, there were people who had to provide food, cleaning or health. The health workers, the bodies and the state security forces, all the professionals who have been exposed to the virus, all these people do a great tribute with this whistle of La Gomera“, Held.
The intention this initiative has been to put the focus, in another way, on the hour of applause now that in many parts of the country they are diluted at the time that a way out of the crisis with the process of de-escalated.
THE WHISTLE, KEY ON THE ISLAND, IS GIVEN AS A COURSE IN SCHOOLS
La Gomera is also already in Phase 2, which entered this past Monday, overtaking any other area of Spain in a week. Its rubber whistle is a peculiar form of communication through whistles that reproduces Spanish and has been transmitted from generation to generation to this day.
Its cultural relevance on the island is such that it is taught as one more subject in schools and was declared in 2009 as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.