Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE) the carnivals of the island capital.
Converted into a small Cuba, the city has honored and parodied the history of those who emigrated in search of a future and returned to La Palma with wealth to improve the lives of their families and traditions that today are hallmarks of their idiosyncrasy.
The day began with the arrival at the port of the capital of the character of Negra Tomasa and her family, received by the Councilor for Fiestas of the Local Corporation, Daura González, together with other authorities, and with which the starting gun was given to the parade , dances and performances in the old town and other parts of the municipality.
The nerve center of the morning was the Plaza de España and O’Daly street. where the parody of La Espera took place in the atrium of the Santa Cruz de La Palma City Hall to give rise to live music enlivened by Orillas del Son and Cuarto Son in the Plaza de España.
A place that became the Plaza de La Habana with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by the General Consul of Cuba in the Canary Islands, Elsa Agramonte, accompanied by the Councilor for Fiestas de la Corporación, Daura González, and who, minutes later, the audience applauded the arrival of Negra Tomasa.
The mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Juan José Neris, welcomed the thousands of participants who, with their presence and participation, have become ambassadors of the city as protagonists of an iconic image of this carnival and of the island itself.
The popular conga ‘Sangre indiana’ was a tremendous song in a dramatized show that together with the group Orillas del Son, the presenters of the event and the 1001 steps dance troupe, was broadcast on Televisión Canaria for two hours.