Ángaro: a new musical at Jameos del Agua
This spring- summer season brings Ángaro, a fascinating audiovisual journey, promising to take us back to the roots of Lanzarote’s popular culture. We’ll also have the privilege of enjoying it in Jameos del Agua’s magnificent auditorium: the volcanic cave that César Manrique transformed into a globally unique venue.
ÁNGARO: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNEY THROUGH CANARIAN MUSIC
Ángaro portrays the history of Canarian music via an array of dynamic backdrops. It unfolds through the senses, from its beginning to modern times. The journey starts with the sounds and movements made by the earliest inhabitants: the thud of their feet in the sand, sounds made from whistling, with their mouths or from tapping shells together. Soon sorrows became malagueñas (a flamenco-style dance), joy turned into isas (typically Canarian dance) and goat skin into drums.
But Canarian history is also a story of immigration and cultural fusion. Ángaro reveals how songs that reached our shores on board ships gradually blended with native folklore. Over time, instruments such as pianos, violins or trumpets connected us with world music.
This production combines artistic expression from all over the world with pre-Hispanic folklore and Canarian popular music. Because Ángaro emerges from a sense of global belonging to the world. Its message reminds us that different world cultures have much more in common than we tend to think.
ÁNGARO: A MUSICAL PERFORMED INSIDE A VOLCANIC CAVE.
James del Agua sits inside a volcanic tunnel originating from La Corona Volcano, which erupted around 20,000 years ago. Artist César Manrique transformed one of its caves into an auditorium, with the aim of blending nature and art.
Enjoying Ángaro in this setting is a doubly rewarding experience, as the spectator is surrounded by natural volcanic walls, with acoustics like no other in the world. What’s more, the audience also benefits from an extremely pleasant room temperature from their comfortable, spacious seats.
ÁNGARO: A FUSION OF ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES
The production company, Pilese, presents us with this classic, though modern work. One in which words and audiovisual language are the stars. The cast interact with the scenery and merge with the projections. Actors sing and musicians act.
They embrace songs, rhythms, words, dances, images and folk wisdom to create a global stage. They create innovative music, using ploughing, milling and planting tools. Melodies are composed using stones, wood, water or cane. They also find sound sources in animal hooves, bones and tambourines.
Thanks to this universal communication, anyone can enjoy this performance, regardless of language or country.
WHERE, HOW AND WHERE TO SEE ÁNGARO
Ángaro promises to be a fascinating experience. Here´s how you can be a part of it:
Where: Jameos del Agua auditorium,.
When: July 22