Events: Mogán to celebrate World Tourism Day with musical and folkloric performances

World Tourism Day is celebrated on Wednesday 27 September.

For Mogán, tourism is one of the most import sectors and so this year the town hall is going to celebrate with 3 days of outdoor events, to be held on the 14,15 and 27 September, at two of the main tourist locations in the municipality; Puerto de Mogán and Puerto Rico.

The celebrations will have an international character in which music will be the universal language, as a link between cultures, in the main tourist centres of Mogán; Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogán.

These locations, according to the town hall, are home to more than 11,000 foreign residents of various nationalities, in addition to the large number of tourists arriving in September with the start of the main winter season.

On Thursday, September 14, in Puerto Rico, a parade is planned in the main commercial centre of Puerto Rico, starting at 18:00 with participants from the International music and dance festival, presenting a lively procession through the iconic shopping centre.

Later in  the evening in Puerto de Mogán, starting at 20:30 at Plaza Puerto de Mogán, an International night presenting the Music and Dance Festival with performances from groups including Champagne Joven (France), Folk Dance Ensemble ‘Na Megdana’ (Bulgaria) and Los Hermanos Thioune (Senegal).

On Friday night, September 15, starting at 20:30 the programme will continue with the International Folklore Festival in Puerto de Mogán presenting a Canarian night, which will feature a timple concert by local stars The Laura Martel Trio and the performance of the Parranda Veneguera, which will close the night with their repertoire of traditional Canarian songs and popular music.

On Wednesday, September 27, World Tourism Day will be celebrated at Puerto Rico Shopping Centre at 20:30 with a concert by the Serafin Zubiri Mogán Big Band Music Association. The group, constituted in Mogán by members of different nationalities is one of the youngest bands in the Canarian Archipelago, and will offer a repertoire of well known music in the Big Band format under the direction of conductor Marcos García.

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