Lake Martianez, in Cross portwelcomes this Saturday, October 1 Dale, the 1st Feminist Perreo Festival of the Canary Islandswhich was created with the aim of preventing sexist violence among the youth population through music and dance, and to promote new references feminists for youth, capable of dismantling gender stereotypes around the urban musicand to promote the female empowerment in a context usually hostile to women. The General Directorate of Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands and the Porto City Hall are responsible for this pioneering experience, aimed at young people of both sexes between 12 and 35 years of age, which will include workshops, talks, information booths, gamer zone and concerts by artists such as Alexandra Sotoknown as Mama Qucha DJ; Mel Omana; AmbiciousY rap ragewhich will also have sign language interpreters.
The activities will begin at ten in the morning with talks and workshops, which this Wednesday have already filled the number of attendees. Eloina Sanchez, queen omega, will talk about «Reggaeton from the beginning to the present. Leading women”. Later, members of theto Mercedes Machado Association They will explain to the participants what it is, what it is for and why it is necessary to have the so-called Violet Points in leisure spaces.
After a healthy breakfast, the group from Madrid twerking from below will give a feminist reggaeton dance workshop, which will be attended by 40 people. Simultaneously, another lyrics composition workshop will be offered, with 15 participants, by queen omega. In the afternoon, from 6:30 p.m., urban music will be the protagonist, although there will also be a tent reserved for protest make-up, a gamer area with Girls Play Too and information booths ConSexUs Or the Anorexia and Bulimia Liberation Association in Tenerife. Go ahead It will also be a healthy leisure alternative for young people, as it is an event 100% free of alcohol and smoke in which care will be taken that “the food provided is kilometer 0, local and healthy, including vegan and vegetarian alternatives.”
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are free and can be obtained through platforms such as Tickety.es.
In the presentation of this festival, the general director of Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands, Laura Fuenteshighlighted that Dale was born with the purpose of touring the rest of the islands to «break gender stereotypes, making visible a wide range of artistic references from our land, while we lay the foundations to raise awareness and prevent sexist violence in the adolescent and youth population».
the mayor of Cross port, Mark Gonzalez, valued that his city had been chosen for this pioneering festival, “a clear example of transversality, equality policies and a gender perspective” which, in his opinion, will serve to “reflect and continue transforming society, emphasizing the youngest ». For the Mayor of Porto for Youth, Naomi Fernandezthis festival will help “educate or even re-educate younger people on equality and diversity.”
“You’re not going to scratch me anymore”
The artist from Gran Canaria, Mel Ömana, will be at the Dale, with the aim of showing new feminist references in urban music, with lyrics that make a difference compared to other more popular and less committed artists. Among her rhymes, messages like «women must spend to ‘fill / renew the space where you walk / remove whoever hinders your step / especially whoever wants to stop you», or «listen! / you said one day clearly “I am going to destroy you” / And from that phrase the only thing that affected me was the –art / the art of loving me / the art of accepting me / the art of not seeing you / You are not going to scratch me anymore».
Ambizius, an artist of Belgian origin living in the Canary Islands, performs in Dale, where she will sing «toxic people, who contribute nothing / who see everything badly / take away / If you come into my life / And you make me unable to move forward / take away, take away» , or «you don’t need to compare yourself / loving yourself more is the answer to all your ills / When did you stop loving yourself?».
“Go back to the caves”
The Navarrese rapper La Furia will also bring her rhymes to Puerto de la Cruz against a world that “creates sick or submissive” in which “if I speak I make it up / if I scream I’m violent / if I keep quiet ‘go and denounce’ / trust the police, aunt / we have left to let go of the fuse and the coven / That the day we ally ourselves, this lights up ». She is willing to stand up to machismo with a “come on, now she’s going back to the caves.”