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If you'll be in Fuerteventura at the end of October, don't miss the chance to participate in the International Blues Festival, which will last for a weekend.
Blues is coming to the streets of Corralejo on the 19 and 21 of October in an epic event that will celebrate this year its 17th Edition.
Corralejo Blues Festival is now a consolidated event, unique in its genre within the cultural scene of Fuerteventura.
The XVII International Blues Festival in Corralejo has been gathering a greater number of followers throughout its 16 years of history and now it's recognized as an important event among the other festivals of this genre.
Featured international artists include the 'Chris Cain Band' and 'Tonina', who will bring their international blues and jazz influences to the festival. The change of location of the stage to Avenida de Nuestra Señora del Carmen was done in order to improve the artistic experience and attract more local and foreign attendees.
The 'Chris Cain Band' is renowned for its exceptional talent and distinctive blues and jazz sound. Chris Cain, leader of the band, is a legend in the world of blues, with influences including BB King, Albert King, Ray Charles and Albert Collins. His skill on the guitar and powerful baritone voice has established him as a respected member of the blues pantheon.
On the other hand, Tonina Saputo, originally from San Diego and raised in Missouri, brings a unique musical mix to this event. With a diverse cultural heritage that includes her Ugandan father and her Sicilian mother, Tonina has been able to meld diverse influences to create a captivating mixed-race musical style. As a double bassist, composer and singer, Tonina has received critical acclaim and is considered one of the great women of contemporary jazz and folk music. Performances by these leading artists at the festival promise to delight audiences and consolidate their status as leading figures on today's music scene.
The Minister of Culture in the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Rayco León, praised the cultural diversification of the event and its alignment with tourism in Corralejo.
In conclusion, the XVII Corralejo International Blues and Jazz Festival will be an exceptional musical experience that will enrich the cultural life of the community.
Now that this event has reached its 17th edition it has a greater level of awareness among locals and visitors as well and there are people who love this style of music and who travel during this time especially to take part in the event.