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Meeting At The Sea Festival in San Bartolomé

Friday August 10, 2012

Meeting At The Sea Festival in San Bartolomé

The 8th annual Meeting At The Sea Festival gets underway in San Bartolomé from Monday the 13th August. With event highlights including a free live performance from Dulumba, whose vibrant African rhythms will be resounding around the Parque Feliz Rodriguez de la Fuente (close to the Museo El Tanit) on Tuesday the 14th at 21.30.

Dulumba is the brainchild of two brothers from Senegal, Khaly and Aly Thioune, who after graduating from the National Art School in Dakar set up their percussion heavy performance vehicle in 2004 in Gran Canaria.

Their aim is to showcase the best West African rhythms and dances and the Thioune brothers are also one of the key driving forces behind the festival, which is designed to foster relations and create better understanding between the Canaries and the continent of Africa, which are separated from each other by just 100km of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Festival was inaugurated earlier this week with a photographic exhibition at the Casa Cerdeña in San Bartolomé, featuring a selection of prints designed to communicate the vivid if at times chaotic beauty of the continent and this will be running through until the end of August.  With more events planned for Monday, including African mask making for children and a procession departing from Casa Cerdeña at 18.00, which will once again feature the musical talents of the Thioune brothers. All events are entirely free of charge.

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