2020 Edition

#NaturaJazz is back!

FESTIVALThe International Festival of Jazz and Nature Photography is rescheduled to November in this complicated 2020

After the postponement of the festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic in its usual months of celebration: April and May, a new edition returns, and there are already seven, of the International Festival of Jazz and Nature Photography, #NaturaJazz.

An event aimed at raising awareness, through photography, of the importance of preserving the natural environment of numerous ecosystems that are experiencing dangerous transformations and irreparable risks. All this with a soundtrack that will caress our souls.

The MUNA, Museum of Nature and Archeology, becomes the epicenter for lovers of good jazz music and nature photography, in a unique show that has been gaining more followers every year and that combines the best live sound with projections of spectacular images that show the richness and biodiversity of the natural environment on our planet.

Born in 2014, #NaturaJazz has managed to position itself as a scientific, artistic and musical space of reference within and outside the Canary Islands, with a program that in previous editions has featured the best local bands, but also important names from countries like Morocco, Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Cape Verde or Portugal. In the photographic aspect, in these years thousands of spectacular images have been projected on all continents, which have been taken by photographers – of the highest level – from a large number of nationalities.

This 2020 edition is going to be special due to some circumstances:

– A festival will be held to guarantee the safety of the public, the artists and the organization’s staff. The culture is safe and #NaturaJazz will be demanded to the maximum to guarantee the health of the people. This commitment will translate into a large number of restrictions (of capacity, traceability, duration times, mobility …) but they are a necessary condition to be able to carry out this event in the circumstances that we live.

– #NaturaJazz 2020 will look for all the digital windows at its fingertips to reach as many people as possible. Technology has become a necessary ally to join interests and wills.
– The jazz program will focus exclusively on bands and artists from the Canary Islands. The organization has considered it essential to bet, in these tough times, on the very high quality of local training, burdened by the difficulty of exercising their profession outside the Islands, given the significant restrictions on mobility to which we are subjected.

– It will be firmly committed to the internationalization of the nature photography contest. An effort will be made to try to achieve a global reach of the contest, involving the best photographers on the planet. Nature does not understand borders.

But we want to think that, perhaps, precisely this exceptionality is going to make this seventh edition especially magical and memorable, since, without any doubt, this will allow us to travel to untamed landscapes and deep sea. Meanwhile, some impossible melodies will remove our guts….

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