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Jose Mari Manzanares, Bigas Luna and Jose Andres, Sing Castilletes Gold Mine 2012 (28/03/2012)

The Cathedral of Cante award is for the U.S.

The Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión, which this year celebrates its 52nd edition between 1 and 11 August, has released today its award-winning institutional 2012 and the figures on which rests the condition preacher and author of the poster, in an act that has been attended by the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Region of Murcia, Pedro Alberto Cruz, and the mayor of La Union and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Foundation Singing Mine Francisco Barnabas.

The luxury herald this year's Festival will be the writer Maria Dueñas, without a doubt one of the brightest literary women who have given Spain in recent years, in addition to flamenco big fan and regular supporter of the event every year.

In turn, the poster will be performed by one of the most extraordinary contemporary Spanish painters, Luis Gordillo, who under his belt with the National Arts Award, the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts Award Velázquez, to name just a few of its most outstanding awards.

The presentation of the work, which is borne by the artist himself, will take place on May 4th in the Regional Assembly of Murcia.

On the other hand, Castilletes Gold, the highest distinction of the Festival, have fallen into three immensely popular and respected figures in the field of Spanish culture, with outstanding careers in which has always been the world of flamenco.

The winners this time were the matador Jose Mari Manzanares, film director Bigas Luna and chef José Andrés.

It has been particularly prominent in all the great work they have done promotion of Spanish culture, and therefore Flemish worldwide.

All three have confirmed their presence in La Union this summer to collect personal distinctions.

Similarly, it will deliver fourth Castillete Jose Manuel Jimenez Navarro, coordinator of the Foundation Cante de las Minas, and who was responsible for the management of the event over the past 25 years, in recognition of his great work as head of the Festival during the last quarter century of existence.

The Cathedral of Cante Award, aimed at distinguishing those nations that have more meaning in the promotion and dissemination of Flemish art, was granted in 2012 for the United States, whose embassy in Spain has already accepted the award.

It has extended the invitation for Mr. Ambassador, Allan D.

Solomont, to go in person to collect the award.

Marin le Trouvere Award, which aims to recognize the best work of art conservation and promotion of folk verse, has been awarded this year to Juan Tudela Legs, popularly known as "Uncle John Rita," Murcia centenary troubadour who has dedicated his life to defend and popularize the art of sight-reading.

Finally, Carbides Gold awards that reward the work of support, advocacy and promotion carried out in connection with the Festival del Cante de las Minas, have been in this historic occasion for four employees of the contest: the writer and journalist Francisco Sanchez Celdran ( "Paco Icarus"), former festival director Juan Jiménez Alcaraz, president of the circle Cante Minero de Barcelona, ​​Antonio Perez Soto and former contributor to the early decades of the event Ginés Candela Ros.

Exhibition "The Union Mining"

Finally, today announced the opening tonight, at 20.00 pm in the Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia, the painting exhibition "The Union Mining", by Stephen Bernal, in which the artist performs unionense a topical guide to the most typical architectural element and stronger of the Sierra Minera: the masts.

The exhibition will remain open two weeks in Murcia, will move then to several points of the Spanish territory, ending up in La Union on the occasion of the Festival.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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