It has been a long time since, in the summer of 1996, a group of friends from the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Ofra decided to set up the Frikywiky’s children’s murga in Las Retamas, a group that has stood out at carnivals for its perseverance, its effort, its sense of family and his knowing how to be Last night they returned to the Fairgrounds stage after the break imposed by the pandemic.
In these 25 years, everything has changed, from society and politics to education or himself. children’s murgas contestbut the essence of Frikywiky’s continues intact thanks to the work of the married couple Víctor Ramón Pérez and Katy Rancel, who review their history and reflect on the current situation of the critical group led by children, many of them with problems, complicated families, who try to escape with the murga.
For both of them, having reached this anniversary is “very important because of the lack of children that there is right now.” And, at the same time, “an effort and an achievement”. This has been possible thanks to resistance. Victor and Katy can’t exactly explain why: “Maybe it’s the enthusiasm and wanting the children to have something to distract themselves with and have a good time.”
They maintain that in all this time the contest has evolved: “There are more new murgas, more effort on the part of the children when it comes to complying, although the quarry is being lost, some leave and others come, some with more components and others with less”.
In his opinion, the only way to alleviate this deficiency is to “promote more children’s murgas. The project that Diablos Locos took to go to schools with the Carnival Classroom is a good initiative”.