The twenty-fourth edition of the Premios Nacionales de la Cátedra de Flamencologia de Jerez has announced this year's list of winners.
As in other editions, the jury distributed ten prizes in a variety of categories, and four additional ones called the Copa Jerez were reserved for Jerez flamenco artists.
The honorary Maestro prize went to singer Diego Clavel from La Puebla de Cazalla, an accomplished interpreter and investigator, little known by young flamenco fans, which makes this honor all the more interesting as it will draw attention to the singer’s work. The highest cante prize was for Alonso Núñez “Rancapino”, the grand old veteran from Chiclana, so admired by flamenco followers. In dance the prize was also for two solid veterans of the old school, Toni el Pelao and his partner, both in dance and in life, La Uchi, both from Madrid. The prize for outstanding guitar-playing went to the popular Tomatito from Almería.
Prizes also were given to dance teacher Manolo Marín of Seville, critic Manuel Bohórquez, photographer Paco Sánchez, singer Carmen de la Jara and the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Copas Jerez were awarded to Juana la del Pipa, Carmen, Herrera, Pascual de Lorca and Fernando Belmonte in the categories of cante, dance, guitar and teaching respectively.
The official presentation of the prizes is scheduled to take place shortly with a gala event supported by the Agencia Andaluza para el Desarrollo del Flamenco, and the Centro Andaluz de Flamenco.
HONORARY MAESTRO PRIZE.– For singer Diego Clavel, from La Puebla de Cazalla (Seville).
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