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Popular women’s choir releases new album of carols 

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A new album of carols from one of the most outstanding groups of the islands has just come to light: LAS DIVINAS, formed entirely by women, who have been doing an outstanding job for 30 years in their native island, La Palma, presenting at the Christmas dates a wide and varied repertoire of Christmas carols.

The disc is titled “Anthology, 30 Divine Christmases” and has been edited by the Canarian Popular Culture Centre, which also made possible the two previous recordings of the collective “Singing to Christmas” and “Following the Star”.

As usual, the repertoire of Las Divinas is varied and responds to the idea that has always defined the group: a combination of the traditional with the modern, and the Canary with the universal.

The disc has an original design, with images by photographer Jorge Lozano Van de Walle and graphics by Marcelino J. Pérez Arteaga, from the Design Department of the Canarian Popular Culture Centre.

LAS DIVINAS of Santa Cruz de La Palma began their journey in Christmas 1988 with nine members and a short repertoire. They left in the early hours of the nine days that preceded Christmas Eve, a long-established tradition on the island of La Palma, to surprise their family and friends with their songs.

Over the years and moved by the illusion of celebrating in an altruistic way Christmas, the group has been increasing, year after year, currently counting on 32 women and a wide repertoire.