Of the seven islands in the canary islands, La Gomera, is that preserves the customs and traditions of a more pure. The folklore of La Gomera has something unique within the folklore of the archipelago: the dance of the drum, which is a song and dance ancestral, unique in the hispanic world, by the archaic combination of singing of the romance with the dance of rows faced, own the music and choreography of the islands. The letter of the cantos is formed by epic poems or amorosos type narrative, which have a full story. The development of the dance is very simple, meet several cantadores, each with its drum and several vanity of chácaras, and begins the cantador front to intone a foot of romance or matched, which rhymes with the true romance, which is often invented for the occasion and, this is repeated by the rest of the vanity of the drum (which can be a woman). At present there are two ways of versification : The Foot of romance, sung to the rhythm of tajaraste or recited and, the Tenths or Points Cubans, accompanied by lute or guitar. Both are eminently narratives, counting legends or historical events, between the latter include the history of conde. The Malagueńas, Isas and Fol, similar to the rest of the islands, are songs and dances, accompanied with stringed instruments: tímples, guitars, bandurrias, etc. . Is the tajaraste the more ancestral and important shows of music gomera.
Both dancers as toilets are able to prolong the tajaraste during many hours, in a way that recalls the trance dancing primitive. Consists of a troubled dance to the rhythm of drums and chácaras (percussion instruments, hollow usually of wood of moral to be tied to each hand and produce sounds very peculiar), while a choir repeats a phrase or foot of romance , after each intervention of a soloist.For the stranger be virtually impossible to understand the texts that are sung in the dance of the drum, given the special intonation that adopt the cantadores, usually the theme of romance tends to be on issues of misadventure, time of hunger, but sung with the humor witty rubberwood. The man dances and touches the chácaras at the same time, not so the women. The dance lasts until just the romance, although while this does not end, the dancers can leave or, incorporated into the same whenever they wish, with the only limit of their resistance and his partner. All these elements create an environment very peculiar in folklore island still arises spontaneously in pilgrimages and festivals in heights and valleys.It is worth mentioning the feasts in honor of the Virgin of Candelaria, Chipude, Sta. Rose of Lima, in the Roses, and Plus. Ms. Lourdes, in the Cedar. Another characteristic of these feasts, is the construction of traditional bouquet, offering to the holy. As for the dress of La Gomera, of women is formed by: a underskirt white with quilted of red ribbon in the viro, a red skirt and on a skirt blue wool margaritas yellow embroidered. At the top, a blouse white, with a bodice black, as well as other garments such as the scarf yellow and the hat of penca with blue quilted. Of footwear boots black. The order of placement of the garments of the bottom costume of women may vary, depending on the area of the island in question. With regard to the man wearing black pants on the ankle, blouse white, black vest, sash red, and footwear some tarps with averages.