Juan José Facundo and María del Carmen Rosario applaud the will to decentralize artistic events
About thirty concerts in format
'showcase'with half-hour live shows, is the backbone of the music program for the fifth edition of the Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur, Mapas 2022, which will take place
held in Gran Canaria and Tenerife from July 4 to 9. The musical offer of Mapas for programmers, and open to the general public, brings together 32 artistic groups from three continents in the geographical scope of the professional performing arts and music market: Latin America, Southern Europe and Africa.
the 32 concerts will take place over three days, the next
July 4, 5 and 6 in the afternoonin three municipalities of Gran Canaria: Arucas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Agaete.
The Canarian music groups that will share the stage with
national and international artists are: Gino Marcelli Trio, Alba Gil Aceytuno, Rupatrupa, Takeo Takahashi, Socos Duo, Gabriela Suárez, Dactah Chando, Ida Susal and The Conqueror Project, who have been selected for the live shows among the 198 artistic proposals linked to music and the arts scenic spots that are present in Maps among the more than
1,700 projects received by the organization.
The music schedule of
MapsMarket in its fifth edition, organized by the Government of the Canary Islands, the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, unahoramenos and Circulart, in collaboration with the municipalities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arucas and Agaete, was presented this Wednesday in the Huerto de las Flores, in Agaete, in a ceremony attended by the Minister of Culture of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Guacimara Medina; the mayor of Agaete, María del Carmen Rosario; Juan Jesús Facundo Suárez, Mayor of Arucas; Mario
Vega, Director of Maps; and the artist from Gran Canaria Alba Gil Aceytuno, who participates in the 'showcases' of
Maps in the municipality of Arucasand that I perform one of his most recent compositions, Aguayro.
The island councilor for Culture, Guacimara Medina, highlighted that in the presentation ceremony at the
Flower Garden, which «is the second edition that we have the opportunity to enjoy and get to know in Gran Canaria; last year we had the opportunity to have the performing arts and dance and this year music is the protagonist of the activities that are going to take place in Gran Canaria». Medina highlighted as "a novelty that is incorporated into Maps" the fact that the programming of the music 'showcases' is held in other locations outside the capital.
For their part, both the mayor of Agaete and the mayor of Arucas expressed their satisfaction at welcoming the stages, artists and music programmers that Mapas Mercado presents in its fifth edition. "A few months ago we were asked if we were willing to host a day of this wonderful business, and I said yes at first, when I knew it was going to coincide with the San Pedro festivities," he explained.
Maria del Carmen Rosario. As he said, "I think that if there is a municipality that identifies with music throughout Canaria, it is Agaete, and it is an opportunity that is given to us from the Cabildo to the municipalities and it is something that must be taken advantage of, because culture must be taken to all corners of the island.
Juan José Facundo, mayor of Arucas, recalled that "we came from celebrating the San Juan festivities and we finished the
June 4 with this initiative», and congratulated Arucas for joining the Maps spaces in this edition. "We are used to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria being the epicenter, and all the northern municipalities have been working together for a culture for all."
The director of Maps and unahoramenos, Mario Vega, stressed that the decentralization of the market offer and "the arrival in these municipalities gives the project a special strength, and now it's time to live it with the joy and happiness that a project of these characteristics gives." A project that “is also a meeting space for citizens”. Vega thanked Alba Gil Aceytuno for her presence at the Huerto de las Flores because Mapas "is a great platform for distribution, for the internationalization of artists from the Canary Islands and from the three continents, and we often talk about the tricontinentality of the Canary Islands and facts of this type are the ones that justify it». As Mario Vega recalled, there will be 200 programmers from three continents who "come to discover international, national and Canarian talent", with 120 specific music programmers.