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The First Congress Festival highlights the importance of conservation of the songs miners (04/06/2010)

Excellent epilogue on the final day of the First International Conference on Cantes Flamenco Mining that has developed in La Union during the past three days.

The singer Juan Peña 'El Lebrijano' and guitarist Carlos Piñana have been responsible for closing these days with a closing conference stressing that "the excellent initiative of launching this conference which has been demonstrated that good health enjoy the songs mine. "

Moreover, the Mayor of La Union and President of the International Festival of Cante de Las Minas, Francisco Bernabé, the Director General for Cultural Promotion, Antonio Martínez, the Director of the Universidad del Mar, Manuela Lopez Tenes, and the Vice President for Extension University, University of Murcia, Francisco Guillermo Díaz Baños, presided the closing ceremony of the congress.

Francisco Bernabé has indicated that this conference "will continue in coming years, confident that, as has happened this year, may be present best flamenco specialists."

PAPERS

Opened the last day of the conference, the flamenco unionense Francisco Paredes, who has done a brilliant exposition of miners singing schools has given the Festival.

For unionense Piñana Antonio was the "first mining school of singing," Paredes stressed "the Pencho Cros mining as the most up to today."

Continued the day of conferences, Genesis Garcia, who has defended the adequacy of the statement of the songs miners and cultural interest, non-pecuniary.

Garcia, author of record for the declaration of mining songs as BIC, has listed the unanswerable arguments that support the achievement of this objective.

The third paper of the morning was led by Juan Jimenez.

During his speech has thought aloud about the causes that led to the birth of the Festival del Cante de Las Minas on October 13, 1961, the seed Almeria left by miners in blacksmithing, crop harvested and sorted by Antonio Grau "The Red the Alpargatero ", leading to the Levantine mining songs.

The morning ended with the screening of the popular Spanish TV series 'Rito y Geografía del Cante'.

The third day of the conference has resumed in the afternoon with the panel consisting of Golden Lorenzo, José María Velázquez-Gaztelu and Antonio Parra.

During that period, have addressed the current status of mining songs, and the future that awaits them.

The writer, poet and flamenco, Gaztelu Velazquez, said that "the International Festival of Cante de las Minas is the quickening element of mining songs and flamenco styles with a bright future. Mining, Cartagena and songs tarantas are alive continued growth and spread. "

For journalist and writer Antonio Parra, "the future of mining songs will be linked to the festival of La Union, while safeguarding its essence, should not be foreign to the evolution of mining songs, and ultimately, of flamenco."

For its part, Golden journalist Lorenzo, described the Festival del Cante de las Minas "the world's largest."

Lorenzo welcomed the fact that the selection tests out of the Union to the rest of Spain, and expressed his hope that "in collaboration with the University Festival is permanent."

After the conference 'The Lebrijano' and Carlos Piñana and presented diplomas to the students of the Universidad del Mar, has reached the performance of the two-time winner of the Mining Lamp, Encarnación Fernández, Antonio Muñoz to the touch, which have put a great finishing touch to the Congress.

The First International Conference on Cantes Miners Flamenco has been framed in the curriculum of the summer courses at the Universidad Internacional del Mar (Universidad de Murcia).

It was co-organized by the educational institution and the Foundation Cante de Las Minas.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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