Musical group is star of new exhibition in Carnival museum
A fascinating new exhibition has opened in the Carnival Museum in Santa Cruz.
The event turns the spotlight on the musical group, Los Bambones which was formed in 1982 in the La Laguna district of El Cardonal. It looks at its history over more than three decades and the inspiration and desire of its members during this time.
Los Bambones is the first “murga” group to stage such an exhibition which goes under the title “Mi vida es ser un bambón” (“My life is to be a bambón”).
The exhibition coincides with the reopening of the Casa del Carnaval and its updating following the 2019 Carnival which proved yet another huge success in Santa Cruz. It is installed in the multipurpose room, named after Luis Hormiga ‘Suspi’, who was a member of this murga and founder of the Carnival Culture Classroom. He died in 2015.
During the next three months, visitors will have the opportunity to see documents such as songbooks and draft murga lyrics, newspaper reviews, posters, costumes, CD and identified designs of their fantasies, as well as audio-visual elements.
The opening was attended by the Mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, along with the councillors of fiestas and economic promotion, Gladis de León and Alfonso Cabello, respectively, as well as the councillor for economic promotion and development of La Laguna, Candelaria Díaz
The director of Los Bam-bones, Primi Rodríguez, thanked the city council for “granting this space to show a part of our essence,” as well as praising the work of those who have taken part in its assembly and the collabo-ration of the staff of the Casa del Carnaval.
He also had words of recognition for “the old and the current members of the murga, because without them there would not have existed any of our more than 30 years of history.”