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Reggae takes star role as Los Cristianos hosts two free concerts 


Africa, the Canary Islands and America once again join together for the Mestizas Music Festival and +, MUMES, in an edition, the 13th, in which reggae, coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the death of Bob Marley, will be the star.

The band Costa de Marfil, Spyrow and from the Canaries, Ruts & La Isla Music and Dj Dab Maia will take part in the Mumes reggae night at 8pm on July 8th outside the cultural centre in Los Cristianos.

Spyrow was one of the winners of Vis-à-Vis Festival, held this year in the Ivory Coast, with the organisation of Casa Africa. The other winner, Djarabikan Balafon group, will also be present in MUMES, with a concert on July 10th (20.30) in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos.

Admission is free to enjoy both of these concerts though limited in the case of Djarabikan Balafon because of capacity.

Mumes will, as usual, feature a wide programme including a recycling work-shop Landscapes Africa; the documentary Marley; an exhibition of photojournalism called Jambo Africa by journalist Daniel Millet, on Gambia, Kenya and Tanzania and delivery of a new edition of the MUMES 2016 Award for work in favour of multicul-turalism.

This 13th edition of the Music Festival Mestizas and + has been made possible through the sponsorship of the Canary Islands, Tenerife Cabildo, the collaboration of Casa Africa and TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes. MUMES 2016 is co-organised jointly with the Board of Culture of Arona.

The usual programme of parallel cultural activities begin on July 7th with the recycling workshop, Lands-capes of Africa, by the artists Esther L. Rodriguez and Carmen G. Martin, from 5pm to 8pm in the cultural centre at Los Cristianos (Room No. 1).

The workshop, which will create decorative elements such as palm trees with recycled materials, continues on July 12th (the same place and time). With free registration, interested parties should register for one of the limited places, over the phone 922249473 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 14:30) or email tallermumes@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, on July 14th at 9pm in TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes in Santa Cruz, MUMES will screen the Marley, an exhaustive look at the life of Jamaican musician, who, for the first time has allowed new material. Admission is free until all places are filled.

Finally, on July 15th, the exhibition of photojournalism Jambo Africa by the journalist Daniel Millet will open in the lobby of Infanta Leonor Auditorium in Los Cristianos at 8pm.

The exhibition can be visited from July 16th to 31st, every day during office hours 10am to noon with free admission. After the inauguration, there will be the presentation of the MUMES Award 2016 for work in favour of multiculturalism.