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Commemorative acts for the 30th anniversary of Antonio Mairena's death

Through September 12th, the town of Mairena del Alcor will pay tribute to Antonio Mairena with numerous events. The National Contest of Cante Jondo, and the Festival de Cante Jondo are the centerpiece of the tribute.
September 3, 2013

September 5th marks thirty years since the passing of Antonio Cruz García, Antonio Mairena.  The municipality is honoring his memory with a series of acts to celebrate the life and work of this universal figure of paramount importance to flamenco singing.

On September 2nd the program begins with commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the monument to cante jondo on the occasion of its restoration, and at the Casa Palacio an evening of poetry and flamenco will be offered.

Also included are exhibits such as “Los Caminos del Cante Jondo” of Moreno Galván, projection of the documentary “Francisco Moreno Galván: La Fuente de lo Jondo”, conferences such as “Antonio Mairena: Un gitano universal” and presentation of the re-release of the record “El Corazón por Entero”. This recording was the last performance of Antonio Mairena and was made at the Peña El Taranto in Almería.

52nd edition of the National Contest of Cante Jondo “Antonio Mairena”.

On September 6th, the 52nd edition of the National Contest of Cante Jondo “Antonio Mairena” will be held with the following contestants and prizes:

FINALISTS OF THE 52nd NATIONAL CONTEST OF CANTE JONDO ANTONIO MAIRENA

ANTONIO MAIRENA PRIZE
VANESSA GONZALEZ (El Viso del Alcor) Sevilla
MANUEL AGUILERA GARAMENDI (La Puebla del Rio) Sevilla

CASA DEL ARTE FLAMENCO ANTONIO MAIRENA PRIZE
TAMARA AGUILERA GARAMENDI (La Puebla del Rio) Sevilla
MANUEL ROMERO JIMÉNEZ (Pedrera) Sevilla

CALIXTO SANCHEZ PRIZE
JOSE GARCÍA VILCHEZ (Fuengirola) Málaga
VANESSA GONZALEZ (El Viso del Alcor) Sevilla

MANUEL MAIRENA PRIZE
FCO. JOSE MAÑA GUARNIDO (Villaverde del Rio) Sevilla
AMALIA ANDUJAR GALLEGO (Madrid)

PERFORMANCE:
MANUELA VARGAS
Guitar: Miguel Iglesias
Cante and palmas: Galli de Morón and Guillermo Manzano

 


 

52nd Festival de Cante Jondo Antonio Mairena.


On September 7th at the Casa Palacio at 10:30pm, the festival includes the performances of Marina Heredia, José Valencia, Antonio Reyes, Antonio Ortega and Manuela Cordero with the accompaniment of guitarists Antonio Carrión, Antonio Higuero, José Quevedo and Juan Requena, and the dancing of Belén Maya.

 

Antonio Mairena