Latin music festival in Adeje this Saturday

Lovers of Latin music are in for a real treat this Saturday with Juan Luis Guerra taking to the Golf Costa Adeje stage.  The singer from the Dominican Republic, considered by many to be one of the top Latin American musicians of the day, returns to Adeje (his third time playing in South Tenerife) and will be preceded on stage by Cuban bank Orishas.

Juan Luis Guerra has sold over 30 million records, and won many  Grammys and Latin Grammys.  He belongs to a growing group of internationally recognised Latin artists and his popular style of merengue and Afro-Latin fusion has garnered him considerable success throughout Latin America.  He does not limit himself to one style of music and incorporates diverse rhythms like merengue, bachata-fusion, balada, salsa, rock and roll, and even gospel.

Orishas, with two Latin Grammys under their musical belt,  have been listed by TIME magazines in the top ten non-USA bands. While the group was born in Paris in 1998 they are, in essence, a hip hop group from Havana, Cuba. The band’s founding members are Yutuel Romera, Ruzzo Medina, Roldán González and Flaco-Pro and for this concert Yutuel, Ruzzo and Roldán will be joined on stage by two trombonists, a keyboard player, a percussionist and a DJ.

At a press conference earlier today the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga mentioned the strong connection Guerra has to his Tenerife public adding that everyone was looking forward to an excellent event, part of the Adeje summer programme. He said it was important for visitors to Adeje to have these kind of complementary activities, “quality out-door events such as this one” to enhance their holiday experience.   He added that this particular concert, of Latino music, “has a lot to do as well with our identity, our culture, our history”.

Tickets for the concert are on sale through Ticketmaster.es, Ticketea.com, canariasviaja.comentrees.es and El Corte Ingles.  The organisers have also said there will be tickets on sale on the day of the concert at the site from 5pm.   According to organisers the show will feature top class sound and lighting and a number of giant screens to guarantee full views for all.  Doors, by the Avenida Ayyto, will open to the public at 5pm with Orishas taking to the stage at 7pm and Juan Luis Guerra just before 9pm.

For security reasons children under 6 are not allowed to attend the concert and those between the ages of 6 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Concert-goers will not be allowed enter the zone with food, drink, selfie sticks, or items that might be potential weapons.   The organisers also remind people that, as is the norm and for reasons of copyright, any photography or filming of the concert is strictly forbidden.

The concert is co-sponsored by the Adeje council, Cepsa and in collaboration with Golf Costa Adeje, Volkswagen, Sononpluss, Dorada sin con Limón and Pepsi Maz Zero

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