Rich in culture, tradition and history, the island of Fuerteventura has long maintained its secrets of local heritage. Heritage that extends beyond its volcanoes and pristine beaches, and echoes through the souls of the majoreros who celebrate with joy their roots each day. Celebrating these roots of being a canarian, this Dia de Canarias, 30 May 2022, Fuerteventura Times brings you an ode to the Majorero tradition in this heartwarming documentary with the world famous timplist Domingo Rodríguez Oramas- El Colorao and The Carbalho family.
A section where you will get to see, feel, meet and learn about the heart and soul of Fuerteventura through its people. We are delighted to announce that it is now premiering on Youtube on this special day of Día de Canarias. Watch the film we shot about the culture, inspiration, music and life of the one and only – the renowned timpanist whose concerts world over leave every visitor mesmerized : DOMINGO COLORAO.
Produced by Varsha Krishnani, editor and chief of Fuerteventura Times and founder of Fuerteventura Startups, the film is shot and directed by director of photography Andrea Rubbo, who with his lens strongly conveys the history of Fuerteventura, being a majorero and much more.
In this film, the legend Domingo Colorao is joined by the Carballo family, Luis Carballo- a renowned young timplist, Elias Carballo whose voice empowers the sounds of el Colorao in this documentary and Eduardo Carballo who is also the chief at Mr Mojo Barbershop at Lajares. With unflinching execution led by Cinzia Mancini and the Fuerteventura Times team, this documentary is an ode to the Majorero culture. It will be a massive step in making the travellers and tourists aware of the beauty of our island in the culture and history.
“A person belongs where he is born. We are Majoreros, it does not make us better than anyone or worse than anyone, we are from a place, from here, from a desert island, that this shapes our way of being.
When we open our eyes we see a flat place that opens up to us, we see everything, we look at other islands, we look at Lanzarote, and we see the sea. Being a Majorero is like being born on a boat, we were born on an island, I am from the interior, from the countryside, as a boy I took care of goats, I went up to the mountain and saw the sea here, there, there and there, I am from here, from this site, this, on the one hand, is pride, that is to say, every time I go to this world and say, I am a Canarian, I am from Fuerteventura, I am from Tetir, my soul get bigger, but at the same time it is a prison because I would like to not being from anywhere and being at ease wherever I go. A canarian person always misses the earth, the sea, or an island. Why? Because we have this sense of place, of belonging of being from a place, the sea defines the territory for us,” explain Domingo Colorao about being a Majorero.
About The World Famous Timplist Domingo Colorao:
He began his guitar studies in 1985 in Paris under the guidance of maestro Blas Sánchez, continuing them in Madrid with Jorge Cardoso. During that time, he also trained in intensive courses taught by guitarists such as Abel Carlevaro, Manuel Barrueco or Roland Dyens.
After his return to Fuerteventura in 1990, he began to teach folklore and guitar, beginning as a performer in 1992.
Since then he has performed, in addition to almost the entire archipelago, in different places on the peninsula and the rest of the world, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Andalusia, Galicia, Cantabria, Valladolid, Germany, Cape Verde, Cuba, USA, France, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay or Venezuela.
Currently, in addition to continuing to give concerts, he is a timple teacher at the Insular School of Music of the Island Council of Fuerteventura and teaches courses throughout the Canary Islands. His method is, nowadays, used by several musical academies of the islands.