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El Cante de Las Minas receive the highest honor of the Festival of The Ferro (16/06/2010)

The Mayor of La Unión, Bernabe Francisco, the Mayor of Torre Pacheco, Daniel García Madrid, the coordinator of "The Flamenco Ferro, Francisco Aparicio, and the President of the Peña Flamenca Golden Melon, Mariano Escudero, presented in The Hall of the City of La Union, setting the XXXI International Festival de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro (Torre-Pacheco) to be held from 23 to 29 August.

One of the major developments of the next edition of the Festival of The Ferro is the tribute that will receive the Cante de las Minas and the city of La Union, represented by the President of the Festival and Mayor of the town, Francisco Bernabé, who is will present the Gold Medal of the contest.

This day of recognition will be held on August 25 at a gala tribute to the city called La Union which will feature performances of singers Capullo de Jerez, Miguel de Tena, Melon Gold Mining Lamp in 1999 and the song of the Mines in 2006, and Alvaro Díaz Carell who won the singing contest Lo Ferro.

In addition, the special guest of the evening will be the winner of "Bordon Mining" Festival de La Union in 2009, guitarist José Andrés Cortés Fernández.

The Mayor of La Unión, Bernabe Francisco, said that is "a great honor to receive this award from the other major flamenco festival held in the Region."

This tribute to the Festival of Lo Ferro La Union is motivated, first, by the double major event taking place in the mining town: 150 th anniversary of the establishment of the municipality and the Golden Anniversary of the Festival del Cante de las Mines.

In addition, on the other hand, the event of Lo Ferro continues its tradition of promoting collaboration with flamenco festivals and cities who have distinguished themselves by their work on behalf of flamenco.

During the presentation of programming, has revealed that the Festival del Cante de las Minas and Lo Ferro soon capture a collaboration agreement that will include, among other points of interest, the performance of the winners of the singing contest every festival a gala for the next edition of the other contests, as well as carrying out joint promotional campaigns.


The International Festival de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro, organized by the Flemish rock Melon de Oro, has been reported in The Union scheduling your XXXI edition will be held from 23 to 29 August.

Among the artists on stage will Ferreño highlights the presence of the singers Capullo de Jerez, Miguel de Tena, Luis Heredia 'El Polaco', Jesus Huts and the dancer Soraya Clavijo.

A total of twelve singers will take part Song Contest which will be the new winner of the Golden Melon selective tests for the Contest will be held during the months of June and July.

The proclamation of the event is payable by the Director of Information Services in Murcia Spanish Television and Dean of the College of Journalists of the Region, Juan Tomás Frutos.

Notably, the Festival of The Ferro offer its first two galas to benefit Prometheus associations (Association of physical and mental disabilities of Torre Pacheco); Soditor (Diabetic Association Torre Pacheco), Murcia Alcer (Association of Organ Donors) ; Murcia CF and the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

The presentation ceremony at the Union of programming XXXI Festival Internacional de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro has had to round off the action by Alvaro Diaz Carrell, Melon de Oro in 2009, accompanied by guitar festival official, Antonio Fernández "El Torero ".

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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