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Pitingo and Lombo fall in love with the old public market (05/08/2018)

Both artists offered a part of pure flamenco in their interventions |

The Old Public Market of La Union imposes.

The Cathedral of Cante dictates its rules is something not written but that every artist feels, understands and respects.

Manuel Lombo and Pitingo adapted their performances to revere the world's greatest flamenco temple, reviewing the most authentic cantes del cante jondo.

Manuel Lombo began the evening with strength and panache.

He began by recalling his Sevillian flamenco origin with a joy that served to hook an audience with a desire for flamenco;

with desire to see the trajectory and evolution of the cantaor who stepped on the boards unionenses accompanying the dance to Ángeles Gabaldón who won the 2002 Desplante Prize at the International Festival of Cante de las Minas.

Far from being intimidated, Lombo went through malagueñas feeling with that stick like a fish in the water, comfortable and expressive he immediately connected with the public of La Unión.

He continued diving in the most orthodox flamenco clubs.

Lombo habitual in large spaces and sacred scenarios did not shake his voice with the mining company with which he wanted to honor the Cathedral of Cante after passing through an expressive soleá.

After this step by the "Origin", the name of one of his works, the Sevillian cantaor changed the pinstripe suit for one of black and white jacket.

From there he took out his repertoire for Bambino but respecting the tables he stepped on: percussion, clapping, guitar and cantaor's chair.

Ingredients that he put to simmer in the pout of the Old Public Market.

The alchemy between the Sevillian cantaor and the respectable unionense was growing at each stroke of the throat, with each beat until the artist and audience merged into one at the end of the show.

The relationship of love just emerged was returned by Manuel Lombo singing a capella his last theme of the night among the ranks of some spectators who have lived one of those magical nights that only happen in the Cathedral of Cante.


Yes, a new love relationship between Manuel Lombo and La Unión was born last night.

Pitingo has declared it for a long time "for me to come here is to feel a great respect and admiration for these tables, where the biggest ones have performed, it is to go back to where I started" the Huelva confessed before going up to the tables.

In his throat Pitingo mixed the sounds from one side of the world to the other.

The Ayamonte tribute to The Union a toná written by the union Pepe Cros and donated to the Cathedral of Cante in "a show of love and respect for this temple that has given me so much"

Pitingo continued with her "gospelerias" a mixture of gospel and bulerías and that has earned her many international successes and recognitions.

The singer continued to fall in love with the audience with anecdotes and adventures between cante and cante or dedications to his ill-fated friend Víctor Blaya "Charico".

In immaculate white Antonio Manuel Álvarez Vélez "Pitingo" became flamenco, with no more than a guitar and his voice.

The one from Ayamonte closed with the sticks that brought them as a young man to these tables and with which he again dazzled the public of La Union.

However, it was not the last letter that was kept up his sleeve.

In the "encores" Pitingo began to release pills from his repertoire with which he managed to get up from his seats and make dance to an audience that packed during the two galas and the almost four hours of show the Old Public Market that, thanks to a Sevillian and a Huelva, lived one of those magical nights and full of art and flamenco that only live during the International Festival of Cante de las Minas.

Source: Agencias

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