Tropical Folk and Roots Festival in the Canary Islands

La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands), Spain – The eighth edition of the “Tropical Folk y Raíces” world music festival, will be held May 18 – 21, 2006. The festival is organized by city of La Laguna and the Tropical beer company. La Laguna is a city located in the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.

The artists scheduled this year are Malian musician Toumani Diabate (May 18 at 21:00), accompanied by the Symmetric Orchestra; Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tunçboyaciyan (May 19 at 21:00); world beat Oojami, featuring Turkish and north African influences as well as whirling dervishes (May 20 – 21:00); and Kajeem, from Ivory Coast, mixing ragga, reggae, and soul (May 21 – 21:00). Tropical Folk y Raíces was created in 1999, with the intention of showcasing world music.

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May 18 – Toumani Diabaté & Symmetric Orchestra (La Laboral – 21:00)

May 19 – Arto Tuncboyaciyan (La Laboral -21:00)

May 20 – Oojami (La Laboral – 21:00)

May 21 – Kajeem (La Laboral – 21:00)

The tickets cost 10 euros and are available at Discos Sonora (Santa Cruz), Alta Fidelidad (La Laguna) and at La Laboral’s box office only on the concert date.