Carnival group to be honoured
A street in Santa Cruz is to be named after the Carnival Los Rumberos troupe.
The Mayor of the city recently signed the decree of awarding the honour, which will now be communicated to the Plenary Session of the city council.
The decree explains that “the troupe Los Rumberos is the dean of the collective in the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and in turn the Canary Islands” and “was the first to create a repertoire based on samba to be enjoyed enjoy through the streets of the Tenerife capital.”
Founded by Manuel Monzón and a group of friends of the Mercado Nuestra Señora de África in 1966, it was the following year when this group presented itself with costume, repertoire and flag of their own.
“The impact was so great for the people of Tenerife, that new troupes soon emerged from the hand of some of the initial components of Rumberos,” the decree says.
The Rumberos was the first comparsa to go abroad, visiting Cádiz, Madrid, Paris, Viareggio (Italy) and Havana (Cuba).
The group was the first to win four first consecutive prize in presentation.