Guanda demedre tamaranone tasuguiet besmia
mat acosomuset tam obenir marago, aspe anhianacha
aritamogante senefeque senefeque.
What does he say, sister?
He is inviting us to lunch; and he says
he will give us many potages, Canarian style, and he asks us
to sit down.CAIRASCO (2005), p. 34. This translation by PROYECTO TARHA.
Although not being a core work to know the ancient history of the Canary Islands, joining this to our Essentials is justified by its literary and philological significance.
Composed between 1581-1582 by Canarian canon, musician, poet and playwright Bartolomé Cairasco de Figueroa (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1538-1610), the so-called Comedia del Recibimiento (Comedy of the Reception) is a small stage play whose destiny was to be represented to welcome the new bishop of Canaria, Fernando de Rueda. In this play, six characters –five allegorical: Wisdom, Curiosity, Invention, Gáldar and Guía, the two latter representing the homonymous Grandcanarian locations, and one historical, Canarian warrior Doramas– introduce the Archipelago virtues to the Prelate.