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Artist Profiles: Domingo Rodriguez “El Colorao”

Domingo Rodriguez “El Colorao” – Photo by DH

Domingo Rodríguez Oramas, nicknamed “El Colorao” was born 1964 in la Vega de Tetir, in the island of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). He grew up in a family of musicians that taught him the islands’ folk traditions.

In 1985 he traveled to Paris to learn classical guitar with Canary Islander maestro Blas Sánchez. He later attended guitar courses in Madrid. In 1990 he returned to the Canary Islands, where he began teaching music. Two years later, in 1992, he focused his professional career to the study of the small guitar called timple. He performed throughout the islands, the Spanish mainland and overseas.

He has three recordings: El timple (1995), Timpliando (1999) and Aulaga (2003).

He currently combines his career as a performer with his work as a timple music teacher at the Escuela Insular de Musica del Cabildo Insular de Fuerteventura and teaching timple courses throughout the islands.

Discography:

El timple (1995)
Timpliando (1999)
Aulaga (Colorado Producciones, 2003)

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Artist Profiles: Germán López

Germán López

Germán López is an acclaimed timple player from the island of Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands (Spain). He’s a conservatory-trained musician who studied at Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), where he graduated with a master’s degree in 2001.

Since the age of ten, Germán has been playing timple concerts. In 2014 he performed at the significant World Music Expo Womex, the largest international gathering of world music professionals. This concert led to several tours throughout the globe.

Germán López

Germán López has released several solo albums and also recorded on albums by bands such as Mestisay, Taburiente, Totoyo Millares, Luis Morera and various songwriters like Sergio Alzola, Diego Ojeda and Luis Quintana.

During his recent tours, he was accompanied by Spanish guitarist Antonio Toledo.

Discography:

Timplissimo (2006)
Silencio Roto (2009)
Something Stupid (2011)
De Raíz (2013)
Canela y Limón (2016)

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Boreal International Festival Reveals 2016 Program

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The Festival Internacional Boreal (Boreal International Festival) 2016 will take place September 14-17 in Los Silos (Tenerife, Canary Islands). The motto of this Spanish environmentally-conscious festival is “An Ocean of Cultures”, a journey through the cultures of the planet with Mozambique as guest country this year.

Confirmed artists are Batida (Angola / Portugal), Matthew Logan Vásquez (USA), Maarja Nuut (Estonia), Vox Sambou (Haiti), Mu Mbana (Guinea-Bissau), Kim Sawol X Haewon Kim (South Korea), Fajardo (Canary Islands, Spain), La Dame Blanche (Cuba), The Conquer Project & Don Virgilio (Canary Islands, Spain), Anna Trea (Brazil), Luiz Caracol (Portugal), Simbeque (Canary Islands, Spain), Jose Mucavele (Mozambique), Dj Kali (Canary Islands, Spain).

Boreal 2016 will combine live world music and other arts, as well as a craft fair and Ecomarket, workshops, a food market, a playground, documentary films, exhibitions, recycling and street parades, etc.

More information: http://www.festivalboreal.org

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