The General Director of Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands, Laura Fuentes, together with the Mayor of Puerto de la Cruz, Marco González, and the Councilor for Youth, Seniors and Local Autonomous Organism, Noemí Fernández, presented this Wednesday at the Costa Martiánez Tourist Complex, better known as Lago Martiánez, in Puerto de la Cruz the first edition of ‘Dale, Festival de Perreo Feminista’, which will be held this coming Saturday, October 1 at the same facility, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. .
It is an integrating feminist event, from which, through music and urban dance, the aim is to convey a message that breaks with gender stereotypes, and that contributes and promotes the expansion of the range of artistic references. Throughout the festival, workshops and concerts will be offered aimed at the youth population between the ages of 12 and 35, aimed at raising awareness and preventing sexist violence in the adolescent and youth population.
“By launching Dale, Feminist Perreo Festival we want to break gender stereotypes by making visible a wide range of artistic references from our land, while laying the foundations to raise awareness and prevent sexist violence in the adolescent and youth population”, he signed. Laura Fuentes during the presentation ceremony. The general director added that “social and cultural equality is necessary. We want women not to be the only ones who start dancing or sexualized excuses so that men have great virality in their songs. What we are looking for is equality in songs, dances or music in general”. She also recalled that this will be “the first feminist festival of this importance in the Canary Islands and we want to transfer it to the rest of the Islands.”
The mayor of the tourist city highlighted that Puerto de la Cruz “is a friendly municipality of feminist policies and I am delighted that the source that feeds the policies of equality and gender perspective are arts such as music. This will be a pioneering festival, a clear example of transversality between the City Council and the General Directorate of Youth. Over time it will be remembered that the first of the ‘Dale’ festivals was held in Puerto de la Cruz”.
For her part, Noemí Fernández highlighted that the festival “tries to educate and re-educate younger people. We must work on equality and diversity, continue working and building with young people; because they and they are the future”.
A festive day with workshops, stands, music, talks and urban dance
This festival, which will take place at the Lago Martiánez leisure complex from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., will feature an extensive program of activities that include talks, workshops and information stands as well as various musical performances aimed at the youth population in ages between 12 and 35 years.
The morning session will be focused on the development of various workshops aimed at the youth population aged between 12 and 23 years. First, the introductory talk “Reggaetón from its beginnings to the present day will be given. Reference women”. Afterwards, an informative talk on the various functions of the Purple Points in leisure spaces.
Where reggaeton dance workshops and lyrics composition with a feminist perspective will continue. In parallel, the attendees will be able to carry out activities at the information stands of the Alabente Association and the Violet Point.
In the afternoon, urban music will be the main protagonist with performances by Mama Qucha, Ambizius, La Furia Rap and Mel Ömana. During this evening, other stands will be incorporated, with a tent reserved for make-up, a gamer area with Las Chicas Tambien Juegan, and the ConSexUs information stand, both projects of the General Directorate of Youth. In addition, so that anyone can enjoy the event, there will be sign language interpreters both at the concerts and in the stands area.