Miguel Afonso (2020 program)

Traditional music of the Canary Islands
Performances / 6:30 - 7:00

Watch and hear Miguel Afonso and his band online for the 2020 Free Festival at https://youtu.be/VIFFCbmMUVs !  Video will be available for viewing until July 6.

The concert transits through each island of the archipelago.

Discover couplets and romancillos from the western islands; work songs of Gran Canaria; melodies and ancestral rhythms of La Gomera and El Hierro;  polcas, mazurcas, and saloons arriving from 19th-century Europe; as well as the sounds that, from the other side, crossed the Atlantic in the hands of popular musicians to settle in the sound landscape of the Canary Islands.

Miguel Afonso creates his own style and marks a path staff, which has led him to become one of the most prolific Canary Islands musicians today. He began a long journey through the world of traditional music, performing research on the musical tradition in the islands, and dedicating these last years to the study of the accordion as an instrument of great repercussion in the Canary Islands.