Rojales will be the first stop of the selective testing of the 61st edition of the competition. International Festival of Cante de las Minas. This Saturday at 7:30pm. Capitol Municipal Theater It will be filled with flamenco with performances in its modalities. sing, dance and guitarIt will be the first meeting of the 15 calls planned for this year’s competition, which will also stop in Alicante, Dénia and Torrevieja.
This Third year Rojales is the place where these tests will be held; A municipality historically closely associated with La Unión became a settlement for many families as a result of the mining crisis, and used its knowledge to excavate the fossil sand dune to build residential caves. In addition, last year the Rojales City Council, Esteban Bernal Velasco Award It was newly created for its contribution to the spread of flamenco.
Rojales, director of the Cante de las Minas Foundation, will be present at the tests, Juan Carlos Lopez.
After this first stop, it will travel to Cante de las Minas, Valladolid, Sagunto, Albacete, Madrid, Torrevieja, Dénia, Alicante, Álora, Viator, Lorca, Yecla, Andorra de Teruel, Ponferrada, Alicante and Extremadura. Semi-finalists to reach La Unión from 3 to 5 August and on the 6th, choose to win the highest awards for singing (Lamp Minera trophy), playing (Bordón Minero trophy), dancing (male and female Desplante trophy), and flamenco player (Filón trophy).
It should be noted that they evaluated these artistic events in La Unión both as critics and the public. references in the world of flamenco thanks to the prestige it has earned throughout its history. As demonstrated by the fact that artists like Miguel Poveda have seen their careers soar after winning the Mining Lamp in 1993.
Without forgetting other great artists who participated in competitions such as Vicente Amigo, Maite Martín, Israel Galván, Pitingo, Luis de Córdoba, Rosario ‘La Tremendita’ Javier Latorre, Abdón Alcaraz, Pepe Bao, Carlos Piñana, Rocío Márquez, Juan Habichuela Nieto, David Lagos, Agustín Carbonell, E Albatrodua Guitar , Ricardo Fernández del Moral or Sergio de Lope.