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The International Festival of Cante de las Minas pays homage to Pencho Cros with the premiere of the documentary "Pencho Cros, echoes of the mountain man" (07/08/2018)

The sixth day of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas began with an afternoon full of activities at the Casa del Piñón.

The first one was the screening of the documentary "Pencho Cros, echoes of the mountain man", as he was known colloquially.

The unionense artist known for his mastery of the miner-Levantine cantes, left a huge mark on the festival that still remains in the municipality of La Union.

In this documentary we have been able to enjoy exclusive testimonies from friends, neighbors and great figures such as Asensio Sáez, Antonio Parra or Miguel Poveda.

All of them highlighted the enormous talent of Cros, his great personality and his unique timbre of voice that made him win the precious Lamp Minera on three occasions (1965, 1972 and 1976).

After the documentary, dedicated to this consecrated figure of Unionense, the Coral Argentum honored with the theme "Convidando está la noche" to the country awarded the Cathedral of Cante: Mexico.

In this way, the International Festival of Cante de las Minas and the Cante de las Minas Foundation thanks and recognizes the contribution that this great country makes to the dissemination of Flamenco.

Prior to this tribute, the Minister of Culture of the Mexican Embassy, ​​Susana Pliego Quijano, and the Honorary Consul of Mexico in Murcia, Sebastián de la Peña, signed the Book of Honor of the City Council of La Unión together with the mayor of the municipality and Executive President of the Cante de las Minas Foundation, Pedro López Milán.

After this interpretation, the "Carburo Minero" award was given to the Argentum Choir, which recognizes the excellent relationship that it maintains, for so many years, with the festival.

To close the afternoon session, the Cante de las Minas Foundation awarded the "Castillete de Oro" award to the Tendido Cero bullfighting program.

The award was received by the journalist and presenter, Javier Hurtado.

"Flamenco and the world of the bull are like two thousand-year-old oaks that are part of the Spanish culture," said Hurtado.

Source: Agencias

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