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Mexico receives the Cathedral of Cante award (07/08/2018)

The Union, August 6, 2018, begins a new week loaded with the best Flamenco in the LVIII edition of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas.

The country of Mexico came to La Union to receive one of the most prestigious awards of the contest, the Cathedral of Cante prize.

The International Festival of Cante de las Minas awarded this award to Mexico for being a country involved in the spread of flamenco throughout its territory.

Spain and Mexico have always been closely related, beginning with the historical fact that Mexico was a former Spanish territory.

The main point that makes this relationship special is the similarities between both cultures.

In addition to sharing a linguistic heritage, flamenco is one of the traditions most deeply rooted in the culture of both countries.

This is within the roots of popular songs of Jalisco, Guerrero and Veracruz, among other regions.

The deep roots with Flamenco is present since 60% of genuine Mexican music comes from the same base.

Peteneras, Malagueñas, Soleares, Fandangos, Olés, Caña, Tango or Guajiras, are some of the clubs that are greatly influenced.

In addition, another of the important points that certify this rooting are the festivals that are organized there.

Some of the best known are: Mexico City Flamenco Festival, Santiago de Queretano International Iberian Dance Festival, Flamenca Presence Festival in Mexico DF, Albuquerque International Flamenco Festival, San Luis Potosí Flamenco Art Festival and the Cervantino International Festival of Guanajuato .

There are many schools and universities dedicated to spreading flamenco in this territory.

Some examples of great importance are: University of Puebla, University of Guanajuato, Autonomous University of Mexico, Autonomous University of ChiHuahua and the schools Manolo Vargas, Oscar Torriba, Joselito, Pilar Rioja Mª Antonio la Morris.

These universities and schools make numerous courses and workshops with which they teach and spread flamenco throughout the Mexican territory.

Flamenco dancer Patricia Linares is a great ambassador of the Mexican Flamenco throughout the territory.

In addition, the Andalusian Flamenco School is based in: Guadalajara, Morelia, Puebla, Quetaro, Monterrey and Mexico City.

The person in charge of collecting the award was Susana Pliego Quijano, Minister of Culture of the Mexican Embassy, ​​who thanked that this award was given to her country "Flamenco became part of the musical wealth of Mexico and this award serves to confirm that in art there are no borders. "

In addition, Miriam Guardiola Salmerón, Councilor of Culture CARM, took the stage of the Old Public Market, who showed all her respect for being in the Flamenco mecca and recognized the close relationship between the two countries.

Due to their common past and to promote flamenco culture, Mexico is the country awarded this year with the "Catedral el Cante" Prize awarded by the Cante de las Minas Foundation.

Source: Agencias

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