This Saturday the concert ‘Music with La Palma: Stronger than the volcano’ will take place at the Wizink Center in Madrid. A macro-concert organized by RTVE, the Association of Musical Promoters (APM), the Cabildo de La Palma and the WiZink Center to help people affected by the rash.
Everything is ready for the celebration of the solidarity concert in which they will perform artists of different musical genres and of several generations. There will also be a replica stage on the island of La Palma with a large screen that will broadcast the Madrid concert and in which there will be live performances.
More than 20 artists will help raise money for those affected by the disaster. A three-month-long geological phenomenon that affected more than 1,000 hectares and destroyed 3,000 buildings.
24 confirmed artists
Jacob Petrus and Elena Sánchez will be in charge of presenting the gala. Rosana and the duo Adexe y Nau have been the latest additions to the event, made up of 24 artists.
The poster for the charity concert is made up of Raphael, Sara Baras, Ana Guerra, Alba Reche, Coque Malla, Efecto Pasillo, Fangoria, Fuel Fandango, Izal, Joan Manuel Serrat, Kiko Veneno, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Lori Meyers, Love of Lesbian , Luis Morera, Maikel Delacalle, Melendi, Miguel Ríos, Mikel Erentxun, Miss Caffeina, Pedro Guerra, Valeria, Rosana and Adexe & Nau.
All these voices will unite to help the cause, as the group Lori Meyers declared in an interview for Channel 24 Hours of RTVE: “We cannot avoid a volcano, but we can do our bit to help those people who have lost everything”. Santi Balmes, singer of Love of Lesbian, has also commented on Canal 24 Horas what we can expect from the concert:
“More than 20 artists will perform in the solidarity macro-concert ‘Music with La Palma’ this Saturday, January 8
– RTVE News (@rtvenoticias) January 7, 2022
Most of the performances will take place at the Wizink Center, but there will also be a stage on the Los Llanos soccer field on La Palma, from which you can follow the broadcast of the Madrid show and there will be several live performances. In La Palma, Melendi will perform his song ‘Virgen de las Nieves’, composed on the occasion of the natural catastrophe. The singer Valeria Castro will also perform, who as a palm tree has pointed out “it is a very special concert for everyone, but the people who are from La Palma live it differently”.
How to collaborate and where to see it
There are still some tickets available, they can be purchased at WiZink Center Madrid, El Corte Inglés, Ticketmaster, tickets.com and seetickets.com.
Attending the WiZink Center is not the only way to collaborate. Through a bank transfer you can send the amount of money you want to contribute to the IBAN ES47 2100 9169 0122 0017 9456 with the concept ‘DONACIÓN VOLCÁN’ and with the recipient “CABILDO INSULAR DE LA PALMA”. Donations with the same concepts can also be sent through Bizum to code 03747.
The concert begins at 8:30 p.m. at the WiZink Center and will last for more than two and a half hours. It can be followed from 9:30 p.m. through La 1, La 2, RTVE Play and Radio 3.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.