Casa de los Coroneles will present a diverse and multicultural program this June, where jazz, ethnic music, classics, photography and cinema will coexist. The activities begin with a film screening on this Thursday and end with a workshop on the last day of the month.
In total, seven cultural events, all of them free and held at the Casa’s temporary headquarters, the Teatro Raís del Pueblo. Tickets can be reserved a week before each event on the website of the center managed by the autonomous government in La Oliva.
Music will be one of the great protagonists of this June with two powerful proposals: a jazz concert by Moises P. Sánchez and a show by Senegalese artist Momi Maga. In addition, the Enentas Quartet Group will bring classical music to a family audience.
Composer Moises P. Sanchez will perform ‘Soliloquio’ on Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 pm at Rise del Pueblo. Tickets are already available to see this multi-award winning pianist, composer, producer, improviser and beyond our borders. It would be a solo piano recital without a predetermined program, only the freedom and brilliance of one of the greatest values of European jazz.
The next musical event will be on Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 PM with Momi Maga’s show ‘Neo’. At just 26 years old, Momi is a virtuoso of the kora, a traditional West African instrument, as well as noted for her vocal flow and musicianship. Steeped in the rich musical heritage of Senegal and other surrounding countries, he comes from the Sissokho family of renowned musicians and grew up on their rich musical traditions.
The appointment for the family audience this June is the Anantas Quartet concert: ‘Flute Gala’, Saturday 24th at 12:30. A didactic and interactive show discussing concepts such as tuning, rhythm, melody or expression. In a simple and visual way, the musicians will accompany the families on a very special journey through the history and evolution of the flute and other instruments of the same family, from prehistoric times to the present day. On stage, four great artists: Abel Aldas, Fernando Gómez, Juan José Hernández and Antonio Nuez.
‘Photography, Beyond the Visible’ is the title of a workshop proposed by visual artist Raquel Zenker, to be held on the afternoons of 28, 29 and 30 June. Three theoretical-practical days in which the link between the real and the illusory will be analyzed through the photographic image and its use as a tool linked to magical thinking.
Visual narratives will be worked through the concepts of presence and absence and in a context such as the island of Fuerteventura, with an emphasis on its fables, myths and legends. The workshop is aimed at people of any age, who only need to bring a camera that allows manual mode, a pen drive, and materials for taking notes.
Two film cycles will begin this month at La Oliva, one annual and the other during June and July. The first of these is ‘Diversity, Equality and Culture’, organized by the Canary Islands Institute for Cultural Development (ICDC) through Filmoteca Canaria and in collaboration with the General Directorate for Diversity of the Government of the Canary Islands. It aims to promote these values through cinema and contribute to the progress towards a society in which all people have equal opportunities, free from gender stereotypes.
The first session will take place this Thursday 8th, with a screening of ‘Enhail69’ by Theo Montoya, a Colombian documentary that deals with how difficult it is to be young and queer in Medellin. Then on the 15th, it’s Francis Lee’s ‘Ammonite’, a love story between paleontologist Mary Anning and Charlotte Murchinson, a married woman in 1840 England. The cycle is completed with two films released in July: ‘Calima Rosa’ (6th) and ‘Close’ (13th).
For its part, the ICDC Heritage Unit in La Oliva presents a cycle to be celebrated on different dates until the end of the year: ‘Memory Time, Memory in Time’. With this proposition, the transmission of past experiences, beliefs, customs, values, principles, knowledge and events is followed.
The first session will be on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 pm: ‘Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe’, by Maria Schrader. A biographical film about the Austrian writer, for whom memory would become one of the main bastions of human strength against barbarism and oblivion.