The Canary Islands have a very rich musical culture that was born from the fusion of diverse expressions throughout the periods of colonisation, conquest and trade, with the arrival of people from different parts of Europe and Africa.
This mixture is now known as Canarian Folklore, a musical style that has been passed down from generation to generation and which has become one of the most representative cultural expressions of this region and which has, as it could not be otherwise, a presence in Guía de Isora.
Musical genres that stand out
Among the rhythms and genres of Canarian Folklore that stand out the most are el tajaraste, las folias, la isa and la seguidilla, among others.
Some of these genres are always accompanied by dance as a unified expression.
One of the most distinctive characteristics of the music of Folklore Canario is the use of autochthonous instruments such as the Canarian guitar, the timple, the bandurria, the lute and the drum, which give it a unique and authentic sound.
If you want to delve into the world of Canarian Folklore music, here are some recommendations:
Los Sabandeños is one of the most emblematic groups of Canarian Folklore. Founded in 1966, this group has toured stages all over the world and has taken Canarian music to places like the United States, Russia and Japan. Their style is a mixture of traditional and contemporary rhythms that give a fresh and renewed touch to Canarian music.
Benito Cabrera is one of the most renowned musicians of Canarian folklore. As well as being a virtuoso timple player, this artist is a great defender and disseminator of Canarian culture. His concerts are true spectacles where music, poetry and dance combine to create a unique experience.
Los Gofiones is another of the classic groups of Canarian Folklore. Founded in 1968, this group has received numerous awards for its contribution to Canarian music and culture.
Folkloric groups of Guía de Isora: Sámara and Parranderos de Tágara
Groups that maintain the Canarian folklore with excellence, preserving the dances, music and typical dress of the cultural traditions. Offering their audiences an experience faithful to the customs of the islands.
In short, the music of Folklore Canario is a unique and authentic cultural expression that reflects the history and identity of the Canary Islands. If you have the opportunity to listen to it live, do not hesitate to do so, we assure you that it will be an unforgettable experience.