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A homage to Asensio Saéz illustrates the poster announcing the LVII edition of the Cante de las Minas de La Unión (03/05/2017)

The Patio de las Comarcas has once again become the stage chosen by the International Festival of Cante de las Minas de La Union to present its poster, which this year reaches the 57th edition.

Work by the unionist artist Esteban Bernal, is "a revision of the illustration made in 1968 by Asensio Sáez, of whom I was a student, and to whom the Union owes so much.

This poster is a heartfelt tribute on the tenth anniversary of his death. "

The event was presided over by Rosa Peñalver, the mayor of La Unión and president of the Cante de las Minas Foundation, Pedro López, and the author of the work, Esteban Bernal, who were in charge of Discover the announcing poster of the LVII edition of the International Festival of the Cante of the Mines of the Union.

The President of the Assembly has highlighted "the growth of the Cante de las Minas, which is named La Union, and the Region of Murcia, throughout the world, with a Festival that is exceeded in each call, making this municipality In one of the greatest exponents of flamenco and culture. "

Also, Rosa Peñalver has dedicated affectionate words to the honoree, the unionist artist Asensio Sáez, "a writer who paints and a painter who writes, who loved above all his land".

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The poster of the 57th edition of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas includes a unionian landscape, with a great sun in the central part, surrounded by mountains, castles and a guitar.

Asensio Sáez gave life to this illustration for the 1968 festival, and now one of his students, Esteban Bernal, has "updated the work.

This review pretends to be a heartfelt tribute to Asensio Sáez on the tenth anniversary of his death.

A man does not die while he lives his work, and with this adaptation I want to keep the memory of my teacher alive, "explained Esteban Bernal.

For his part, the Mayor of La Union and president of the Cante de las Minas Foundation, Pedro López Milan, stressed that "the Festival represents everything for unionists, because we remember for a few days the suffering, the harshness of life and Pains that our ancestors expressed by means of cante ".

After discovering the work, the Granadino singer Juan Pinilla, Lámpara Minera 2007, and the unionist guitarist Rosendo Fernández Fernández, Bordón Minero award 1982 and official guitarist of the Festival, have offered a complete recital.

The presentation was attended by the first vice-president of the Regional Assembly, María López Montalbán;

The first secretary, Luis Francisco Fernández Martínez, as well as numerous deputies: María Rosario Montero Rodríguez;

María Elena Ruiz Valderas and Juan Luis Pedreño Molina, of the Popular Parliamentary Group;

Emilio Ivars Ferrer and Antonio Guillamón Insa, of the Socialist Parliamentary Group;

And Miguel Ángel López Morell, from the Parliamentary Citizens 'Party - Citizens' Party.

Among the public attending were, among other authorities, the deputy mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón;

The mayor of Torre Pacheco, Antonio León;

The mayor of Vera, Félix Mariano López;

As well as representatives of the Festival of La Unión, Lo Ferro, neighbors of Cartagena and La Unión, and flamenco fans.

Source: Asamblea Regional de Murcia

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