The four coastal municipalities of The Village of San Nicolás, Moya, Gáldar and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, will host the second edition of the musical initiative Gran Canaria Fibra Sonora that organizes the Ministry of Culture of the Cabildo Gran Canaria that, until next October, contemplates the celebration of four great concerts whose poster includes half a dozen Canarian bands and two singers of different musical styles.
This edition of Sound Fiber It has been called Coast Edition Because all the scheduled concerts will take place at night in venues on the island’s coastal strip, taking advantage of the good weather of the summer season. The selected bands are Zumurrud, Sunday German Flowers, Pumuky, The Good Company, Modo Rakune and Foxy Mammals, completing the poster of this initiative that has a budget of 20,000 euros, the interpreters Lajalada and Patricia Legardón.
The Councilor for Culture of the Cabildo, Guacimara Medina, advanced in the presentation of the activity that Sound Fiber that “once again it supports and is committed to the talent of the island’s musical creators with a poster that brings together the innovative proposals of different bands that come to demonstrate that quality music is made in the Canary Islands”.
The musician and producer Jorge Brito, explained the program stating that the concerts, free of charge, will begin on July 17 at the sports field located on the beach of La Aldea de San Niciolás, where they will open at 8:30 p.m. this new edition the groups Sunday German Flowers and Zumurrud. On August 14, in the neighborhood of El Pagador de Moya, it was the turn for Pumuky and The Good Company. The area of Sardina del Norte, in Gáldar hosts, on September 18, the third appointment of Sound Fiber with performances by the group Modo Rakune and the singer Lajalada. The journey of the Costa de Sound Fiber It ends on October 2, on the esplanade of the House of Culture located in Castillo de Romeral, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, with the soloist Patricia Legardón and the band Foxy Mammals. The activity, which is coordinated by the musician Jorge Brito, is complemented by a photography contest called for those who wish to participate by recording moments captured during the concerts, and a song composition workshop that will be given by the verifier and teacher Yeray Rodríguez.
For his part, Fernando Suárez, head of the Department of Music of the Council of Culture of the Cabildo, stressed that the Councils of Culture of the four municipalities mentioned have collaborated closely in this activity, taking responsibility for the infrastructural details necessary for its development, from the installation of the stage to the elaboration of the security plan, passing through the fitting out of chairs available to the public.
The concerts will respect the sanitary regulations still in force and will also be subject to the allowed public capacity, since the spaces will be limited to control their entry and access to each of the venues with locations that can be previously purchased 15 days before each performance free of charge, through the platform https://tureservaonline.es
The concerts of the first edition of Sound Fiber were carried out online last year due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic and in the framework of the ambitious Covid-19 Emergency Cultural Plan promoted by the council led by Guacimara Medina, in order to provide financial support to the cultural sector through the direct hiring of the island’s creators. Viewing reach for the online edition last year was 4,180. Of the eleven bands that participated in 2020, four repeat in this edition and another four are premiered. In 2022, the Cabildo hopes to be able to transfer the event to four top municipalities.
The musician Jorge Brito points out that the initiative aims to offer the public a broad perspective of the original work carried out in the Canary Islands by some of the most promising and leading bands on the pop-rock scene, as well as other jazzi styles or musical aesthetics close to minimalism, blues or the more garage sounds, have a place in this fresh and summery sound showcase.
Women have a powerful presence in this second edition of the Sound Fiber. Lajalada (Belén Álvarez Doreste) with more organic aesthetic coordinates, less electronic gadget and more lyrics in Spanish than in his previous stage, shares the bill with Patricia Legardón from Tenerife who, together with drummer, composer and producer Takeo Takahashi, moves in the context of modern jazz, although with approaches and interactions with other musical aesthetics. They are also joined by the Foxy Mammals soloist, Nathalie Noppe, who metabolizes with her voice the alternating current that feeds the energetic mixer of the group that squeezes from the sugar of the liquid blues to the acidity of the psychedelia.