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Running the singing, dancing, guitar and flamenco instrumentalist competitions at the Festival del Cante de las Minas 2018 (09/08/2018)

The semifinals of the singing, dancing, guitar and flamenco instrumental competitions of the 58th edition of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas de La Unión began last night.

In total, 10 artists performed: 5 singers, 3 dancers, 1 guitarist and 1 instrumentalist.

The first stage was opened by the Sevillian instrumentalist Andrés Barrios on piano, followed by the malacitano David Martín, who in his second appearance ended with alegrías.

Later, Evaristo Cuevas de Sevilla attended with mining, cartageneras, taranto, levantica and soleá.

Eugenio Santiago Fernández, from Barcelona, ​​arrived at the guitar with taranta and bulerías.

In fifth place, the Granada-born cantaora Amparo Heredia "La Repompilla" performed by miners, seguriyas, soleá and tangos.

Then the malacitano dancer Rafael Ramírez took to the stage with a taranto, in his second dance, to finish with alegrías.

Cádiz cantaor Pablo Padilla continued with a repertoire of mining, cartageneras, taranta and petenera.

The eighth candidate of the night, Moisés Martínez, came from Huelva with miners, cartageneras, taranta, seguriya and alegrías, followed by the Sevillian dancer Adrián Domínguez with a taranto and a seguiriya to close Cádiz cantaor Jesús Castilla with a soleá and some cantiñas.

We remember the composition of the Jury in this edition of the Festival:

Blanca Ávila Molina, "Blanca del Rey".

Bailaora and choreographer Cordoba, who has walked his art all over the world.

She is "National Flamenco Prize" for the Chair of Flamencology of the University of Jerez, and owner of the legendary flamenco tablao "El corral de la Morería" in Madrid.

José Cros Zaplana, son of Pencho Cros, mining lamp on three occasions.

It was Carburo de Oro from the flamenco festival.

He has been part of the festival jury for over forty years, he has also been a juror of the Saetas National Contest, Ciudad de La Unión and has inherited his father's artistic legacy.

Antonio Parra Pujante.

Writer, journalist and flamencologist.

Graduate in Philosophy and doctor in Sciences of the Communication, exercises today like professor in the University of Murcia.

He combines his teaching work with writing, delving into his facet as an expert in flamenco.

His collaborations with the International Festival of Cante de las Minas and the newspaper El País are common.

Pedro Ojesto, director of the New Music school.

Pianist, arranger and producer, he has composed music for theater and cinema.

In his many years of career, he has worked with almost all the flamenco figures.

He is the author of the book 'Las claves del flamenco'.

Francisco Severo.

Flamencologist and amateur cantaor.

Specialist and scholar of the mining and eastern songs.

He has been a member of the jury for more than ten years as well as the different selective tests of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas.

The Secretary of the Jury will be Salvador Alcaraz.

All the performances of the competitions of the International Festival of the Cante de las Minas of La Unión begin at the Old Public Market of La Unión, at 22:00 hours.

Source: Agencias

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