Groups and contests

Every year, the carnivals bring a new opportunity for groups of friends to challenge one another. Contests between the various types of musical bands (known as murgas, comparsas and rondallas) make for fascinating debates as to who writes the sharpest lyrics, who creates the most spectacular choreographies and who writes the best musical compositions. But beyond the competition, these groups all have the aim of filling Tenerife's streets with lively beats and flashy dancing.