for 7 islands

It's a well-known fact that the local surroundings condition the way of life in towns and inspire their art and music, so it's no surprise that the Canary Islands enjoy such a great musical wealth and diversity. The contrast between the landscapes and the inspiration drawn from each of the 7 islands has produced not only a variety of musical styles and dances, but also one of the world's great tenors in Alfredo Kraus.

Just like anywhere else in the world, music has also served to form bonds and unite people at different times in life; from the aradas or trillas in the countryside to the ranchos de ánimas during rituals or festivals and isas and malagueñas for dancing.

So if you've ever asked yourself how to really dive into the culture of the Canary Islands, simply close your eyes and listen. .


The rhythm

of tradition

Traditional music from the Canary Islands is the result of numerous cultural, European and American influences that have come to enrich the musical culture over time, without forgetting the ongoing impact of several native rhythms.

Canarian music has, however, come to form its own personality over time, representing the idiosyncrasies of the local people and creating a style much more varied than its origins.


Traditional songs

and dances from

each of the islands

El Hierro

Baile del Vivo, Tango Herreño and Baile de la Virgen


Lo Divino Santo Domingo and Tango de la Florida

La Palma

Sirinoque, Aires de Lima and Baile del trigo

Gran Canaria

Mazurca, Endecha and Aires de Lima

La Gomera

El Tajaraste or the Baile del Tambor


Polca, Siote and Berlina


Sorondongo and La Zaranda



for all tastes

throughout the year

Imagine a place where you can truly connect with the local music. Imagine being able to enjoy the sounds all year round. Concerts, opera, classical music festivals, auditoriums and an infinity of musical culture await.

Now leave this vision aside and discover the Canary Islands, with its infinite array of options available in one of the world's best climates, allowing you to enjoy great music 365 days a year.


The international


With a history dating back over 30 years, the Canary Islands International Music Festival has been consolidated as an international benchmark in classical music festivals with orchestras from around the world. The festival also launches the European music calendar, held as it is in January and February, thanks to the Canary Islands warm temperatures throughout the year.

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Alfredo Kraus


Also known as Auditorio de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the venue takes its name from Alfredo Kraus, the Canary Islands' beloved tenor of international renown, thanks to his contribution to the world of music. Designed by architect Oscar Tusquets and built on a base of volcanic rock, the auditorium covers a surface of 16,750m2 with 25 halls hosting some of the concerts held as part of the Canary Islands International Music Festival.


Adán Martín Auditorium,


Previously known simply as Tenerife Auditorium, the current name pays homage to the former President of the Canary Islands due to his promotion of its construction as President of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife. Architect Santiago Calatrava's striking design may leave you lost for words, as may the programme featuring a variety of musical styles, as well as other spectacles of the performing arts.