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"The cante of Evaristo Cuevas gives brilliance to the poster of the 40th edition of the Festival de Lo Ferro" (03/02/2019)

The Civic Center of Roldan hosted on the night of last Friday, February 1, the launching of the poster announcing the 40th edition of the International Flamenco Festival of Lo Ferro in the "Winter Gala" starring the cantaor Evaristo Cuevas.

After their presentation last week at FITUR, the members, partners and fans from Ferreños were eager to see live the work created by the Murcian painter Carlos Montero for the important event next July, appointment to which Lo Ferro and La Peña Flamenco "Melón de Oro" are already taking giant steps.

The night began with the singing of Evaristo Cuevas from Malaga and abandolaos, wrapped by the touch of Antonio Fernández "El Torero", official guitarist of the ferreño festival.

Por soleá, topped by bulerías, Osuna continued, deep in its cantaoras forms.

Por alegrías he walked us through Cádiz, to close this first part of the evening with fandangos de Huelva.

Next, Luis Terry, presenter of Lo Ferro called on stage Francisco Aparicio, coordinator of the festival, and Raúl Lledó, Councilor for Culture of the City Council of Torre Pacheco to proceed with the presentation of the poster.

Francisco Aparicio stressed the importance of this 40th edition, asking "an effort to all the members of the Festival of Lo Ferro so that this year everything comes out even better" while reminding our founder, Sebastián Escudero "to whom will be dedicated the this year's festival. "

The coordinator continued, announcing the "Gold Medals" of the International Flamenco Festival of Lo Ferro that this year will receive King D. Felipe VI, the city of Cádiz and a large one from Spain, Lola Flores, posthumously.

He concluded by delving into the idea of ​​the internationalization of the event so that, year after year, Lo Ferro, climb a step further, as was the wish of Sebastian.

For his part, Lledó, influenced the value of the ferreño festival for the municipality and the commitment of the pachequero consistory to support it and continue to grow it with young people, who asked for its approach to the world of flamenco and culture. .

He also recalled the councilman, the figure of Carlos Montero, creator of the poster announcer, as "an artist of first level and who has ceded altruistically the work to the Peña Flamenca" Melón de Oro "to make the poster of this 40th edition of the ferreño festival ".

With the obligatory photograph, a closed ovation and the murmur, full of words of admiration for the work of art of Montero, the presentation of the poster concluded to give way, again, to flamenco singing.

Despacito, by tientos, started the second part of the performance of Evaristo Cuevas and "El Torero", to take us then by tangos and charge us with energy and compass.

And if before he decked fandangos de Huelva, this time, he did it with natural fandangos for the enjoyment of the ferreño public.

Por bulerías concluded the night although the respectable asked for more and more cante.

Evaristo returned to the stage to say goodbye, grateful to Lo Ferro, with more cante for fandangos, this time bareback and in front of the audience of the festival where last year 2018 he won the "Basic Cants" award.

Source: Festival de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro

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