Blues Festival offers free concerts by international names
The Santa Blues Festival of Tenerife is celebrating its 15th edition this year with five concerts distributed in three of the islands.
The first was in La Gomera on June 21st, with the rest in Tenerife (in Santa Cruz, on June 28th and 29th and in El Médano on June 30th) and La Palma (in Los Llanos de Aridane on July 12th). All the concerts are free.
This cultural and musical call is produced by Makaron Gestión y Proyectos Cultu-rales, with the support of the Government of the Canary Islands, Tenerife Cabildo and Santa Cruz council.
The Valencian trio Maho Blues Band offers a didactic concert at the CajaCanarias Foundation’s Cultural Centre in Tenerife on Friday, June 28th at 8pm. Maho will also share the stage the following day (June 29th, starting at 9pm) with an international quartet named Canarian (Mojo Blues Band), led by the Uruguayan Marcelo Berot and completed by an Argentinean, a Italian and a Belgian. This will be on the usual stage of the Festival, next to the Concepción Tower and the outskirts of La Noria, closing the night with the stellar per-formance of the American bluesman Big Daddy Wilson and his Blues Band.
The Bluesero weekend ends on Sunday, June 30th, starting at 9pm with a new recital of the Valencian trio led by David Maho, this time in the main square of El Médano, in the south of Tenerife.
The final highlight of the festival will take place on Friday, July 12th at Parque Antonio Gómez Felipe in Los Llanos de Aridane. Visitors to this La Palma venue will be able to enjoy, live and in a charming space, the talent of two great blues soloists: the Argentine guitarist Juan Cruz Barrueco and the harmonica player Guillermo Pérez Alberto. The first will perform solo and the second will be accom-panied by The Satellite Rockets, a trio led by the German guitarist Matías Reverb, although both projects will interact with each other afterwards, in an impro-vised party-jamming.