Ranky Tonky, ADG7, Aynur, Mokoomba, Liraz and Mamadou Diabate will parade through the Doramas Park stage
The sounds of the American South with
Ranky Tankythe shamanic folk-pop of Korea proposed by the band
ADG7, the musical tradition of Kurdistan in the voice of the singer
aynurthe rhythmic agitation of Zimbabwe with the group
Mokoombathe electro-pop of Persian-Israeli cante
Liraz and the hypnotic tradition of Mali from the hand of
Mamadou Diabateintegrate the programming offer of the initiative
'Music in the Park', dedicated to multicultural musical proposals promoted by the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council Promotion Society.
After the concert of the Colombians
Puerto Candelariathe José Antonio Ramos stage in Parque Doramas proposes to the public until next December a musical program of half a dozen groups and artists that, today, successfully circulate through festivals and events around the world that focus their attention on the sounds of the so-called
next july 24the concert of the North American quintet from South Carolina, winner of a Grammy award, is planned,
Ranky Tonky, which will follow,
August 7ththe unique Korean traditional and folk music sextet Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7), to continue the day
September 18 with singer and songwriter Aynur, renowned folk artist and cultural icon of the Kurdish people.
On October 16 the The 'Music in the Park' cycle brings to the island the proposal of one of the most admired young bands from Zimbabwe in Africa, led by the singer Mathias Muzaza, Mokoomba, whose program is joined by the
November 6th the Jewish interpreter and actress Liraz Charhi, to conclude the
December 4th with the highly sought-after Malian instrumentalist Mamadou Diabate, who has won a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional World Music Album in his valuable and solvent career.
Many of the selected artists have toured the United States and Europe, festivals
Womad and Womex (World Music Expo), won prizes at the Mediterranean Music Award or the popular Grammy or reached number 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz list, among other merits.
From South Carolina
Ranky Tanky is a quintet from Charleston, South Carolina (United States) that interprets, in an innovative and contemporary way, the deep-rooted musical traditions of the
Gullah African American culture who was born in the Southeastern Sea Islands of the US His lyrics and melodies range from traditional spirituals to nursery rhymes and dance music.
Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) is a group of
shamanic folk-pop music composed of six traditional Korean music performers and three powerful female folk singers. It has a repertoire that ranges from sacred, shamanic and secular music to minyo, folk music typical of the Hwanghae-do region, province of western North Korea.
The singer and songwriter Aynur,
kurdish people cultural iconpreserves the popular oral traditions of Kurdistan (one of the stateless nations that has suffered the most in contemporary history) by interpreting its traditional repertoire and mixing it with other modern Western styles.
Afrofusion and electro-pop-political
Mathias Muzaza and his band Mokoomba perform from Zimbabwe a musical proposal based on Afro-fusion generated by a border area where different cultures intermingle. Since winning the international Music Crossroads competition, Mokoomba have toured the world offering in their repertoire since
reggae to funkbut above all African rhythms such as the soukous or the vende, typical of the Tongan culture.
The music of the Persian-Israeli singer Liraz can be labeled as
electro-pop-political in which he uses a mixture of traditional Persian instruments, to which he adds the heritage of Iranian rock from the 70s to claim the freedom of female voices oppressed by the Iranian regime and express his hope of ending the Iranian-Israeli conflict.
Finally, the Malian Mamadou Diabate (Grammy in 2009 in the World Music category) has collaborated playing and recording with all kinds of musicians such as Donald Byrd, Randy Weston, Thomas Mapfumo, Eric Bibb, Davis Guy, Susan McKeown, Ben Allison or Angélique. With
his 21-string kora it has clung to tradition and old ways, without giving up innovation with certain contemporary touches.