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El Cante de Las Minas accumulates awards in its Golden Jubilee (25/06/2010)

The International Festival of Cante de las Minas next month celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in August.

This event and the bright path for half a century event unionense taken him to be the subject of numerous awards this year.


On 1 July, the Festival Internacional del Cante de Las Minas receive the National Award Flamencology de Jerez in the promotion category.

Next to the Festival, artists such as Diego Andrade Martagon 'Diego Clavel', Alonso Núñez Núñez 'Rancapino', José Fernández Torres 'Tomatito', the writer and critic Manuel Bohorquez Married flamenco and photographer Paco Sanchez, among others, will be distinguished by Flamencology at a gala to be held in González Byass wineries.

The Chair of Flamenco and Andalusian Folklore Studies, founded in 1958, the oldest academic institution in Andalusia, was created for the study, research, preservation, promotion and defense of the genuine art of flamenco.


Valladolid City Council will honor, in the framework of the VII Conference Flemish city of Valladolid, the Festival Internacional del Cante de Las Minas for its "Golden Jubilee of Culture and Tourism Councillor of the Consistory Valladolid, Mercedes Cantalapiedra, will present the Sunday, June 27, this recognition of the mayor of Culture of the City of La Union and Director of the International Festival of Cante de Las Minas, Julio Garcia, prior to the holding of a fair trial unionense selective in the courtyard of the inn San Benito in the Spanish capital.


El Cante de las Minas will be the 28th of July, a tribute to the Peña Flamenca de Sucina (Murcia), in a gala in which the singer will perform Manuel Cuevas, distinguish the mining event with the first prize " Sucina well. "

This recognition, which will be released in the next edition of the IV Festival of Flamenco will "has been established to recognize the work of individuals or entities that have meaning for their work on behalf of flamenco.

The close relationship between festivals and Sucina Union dates back to the beginnings of the parish flamenco rock Murcia whose first official act a tribute to the Festival del Cante de Las Minas.

The Fourth Festival of Flamenco Va ", whose cry is payable by the City Council of Festivals and Popular Culture of the Municipality of Murcia, Rafael Gomez, will be held from 26 to 31 July at the Cultural Center of Sucina.


The International Festival de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro pay tribute in its next edition to 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, which will be delivered to the Gold Medal competition.

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.

Suma Flamenca TRIBUTE

The Festival Suma Flamenca de Madrid, which this year celebrates its fifth year, the festival paid tribute unionense on 10 June in a ceremony held at the Canal Companies Spain's capital with the Mayor of La Union and Chairman of Festival Internacional del Cante de Las Minas, Francisco Bernabé, the Director General for Cultural Promotion of the Community of Madrid, Amado Giménez, and the Director of Festival Suma Flamenca, Juan Verdú.

The performance of the great Miguel Poveda, Catalan singer was in La Union its launch pad to stardom in 1993, Flemish to get the trophy Mining Lamp, was a superb climax of Suma Flamenca dedicated tribute to Cante de Las Minas.

Peña Cultural Flamenca Pastora Pavón "Niña de los COMBS"

La Peña Cultural Flamenca Pastora Pavón "Niña de los Combs, local Arahal Seville, has awarded an honorable mention at the Festival Internacional del Cante de Las Minas.

This recognizes the Festival Flamenco rock "as an international showcase for the Flamenco."

Arahal, homeland of the Pavón, has maintained a close relationship with the event mining.

Notable arahalenses as José Francisco López, Manuel Bohorquez and Jose Manuel Gamboa has left its mark on the Union.


The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in Spain awarded its 2010 prize, the national cultural event in the international scene, the Festival del Cante de las Minas de La Unión.

The award ceremony took place on 19 January in a ceremony in Madrid which was chaired by First Vice Minister of Spain, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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