Veneguera Ethnic Cultural Festival – Festival Cultural Etnico Veneguera
On Saturday, 21 October 2023, the secluded Veneguera neighbourhood will once again bring together leisure, cultural, and ethnographic activities for the whole family, as well as a artisan craft fair, a gastronomic area, and concerts by artists and groups from the archipelago such as Macaronesia, Fran Baraja, Wos Las Palmas, Aitor Cruz and Los 600. The Festival’s poster stars the renowned ‘flamenco chill’ band Chambao, which is celebrating its return with new work after a five-year break.
The Veneguera Ethnic Cultural Festival will take place in the facilities of the neighbourhood’s Football Field, which will have differentiated spaces. From 11:00 to 18:00 you can enjoy the craft and gastronomy stalls where you will find, among others, traditional Canarian clothing, sweets, pottery, carved wood pieces, and costume jewelry.
These stands will be complemented by the gastronomic area where different preparations and drinks will be offered. There will also be a playroom and a baby playroom, a play park with conventional and aquatic inflatables, as well as various workshops for the little ones, which will also feature a puppet show by the ‘Cancionero Isleño’ company.
In parallel, from 12:00 live music will begin to play from the large stage that will be installed for the occasion. The first to play will be the group Macaronesia, which will delight you with pop-rock versions from the 80s to the present. These will be followed by the Aruquen party ‘Ende Cuando No Salimos’, the group of the unique Tenerife singer-songwriter Fran Baraja, a session with DJ Aitor Cruz, the Gran Canarian artist Wos Las Palmas and the rock and roll and pop band Los 600.
The Veneguera Ethnic Cultural Festival will end in style with the concert of the Malaga group Chambao, who is touring the country with their new album ‘En la crest del Ahora’. The band, with composer and vocalist La Mari, will also delight you with hits such as ‘Ahí estás tú’, ‘Pokito a Poko’, and ‘Papeles Mojados’.
The Veneguera Ethnic Cultural Festival promotes the value of culture and traditions as well as respect for the environment. For the latter, in addition to workshops and activities, recycling containers will be installed, drinks will be served in biodegradable glasses and the use of public transport will be encouraged to attend the event with the collaboration of Global, which will make available a special service that will unite frequently the neighborhoods of Playa de Mogán and Veneguera.