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Final Contest of Cante XL International Festival of Flamenco Cante de Lo Ferro (28/07/2019)

The International Festival of Flamenco Cante de Lo Ferro awarded its highest award, the "Melon de Oro" award, to the Sevillian Anabel Rodríguez Rosado, which was imposed in the final held on Saturday night July 27.

Five were the artists who fought for the glory of Ferreña but only one of them could fulfill his dream, a dream that began for Anabel in 2017 with a first prize at the Lo Ferro Festival, which grew with the "Molino de Lo Ferro" prize in 2018 and whose climax has arrived in this fortieth edition of our festival, the "Melon de Oro", the corresponding € 12,000 donated by "Melones El Abuelo" and the Peña Flamenca "Melón de Oro", the Maite Defruc trophy and the plate Sebastian Escudero memorial.

The "Molino de Lo Ferro" award for the best sung ferreña, endowed with € 5,000, went to Badajoz from the hand of Emilio Chaparro Serrano performing a classical lyrics by Andrés Patón.

The toná of ​​Eduardo Hidalgo won the first prize of Basic Cantes while Juan Fuentes Pavón won the first prize in Cantes de Levante.

Malaga's Rosi Campos Jaime won first prize in Aflamencados Cantes.

Each of them, awarded € 2,000.

Between the second and third cantaor of the final, the gala had a break for the Peña Flamenca "Melón de Oro" to deliver to Montemayor Mures, Councilor for Heritage and Tourism of the City of Cádiz the "Gold Medal" of the ferreño festival as well as He recognized the work of the Peña Flamenca Juan Villar and Maite Defruc his work in the dissemination of culture and flamenco.

The mayor of Torre Pacheco, Mr. Antonio León Garre, was responsible for closing this fortieth edition of the International Festival of Flamenco Cante de Lo Ferro, emphasizing the importance of the festival for the region and the work that the Peña Flamenca "Melón de Gold "performs to keep flamenco alive.

After the dispute of the final and during the deliberation of the jury.

The Ballet de Lo Ferro surprised again with an interesting proposal: "Five, there were five Cervantas".

With the artistic direction of M.ª Dolores Ros and musical by Faustino Fernández, the dance body, composed of: Begoña Caravaca, Carmen Contreras, Elena Fernández, Lorena Jiménez, Mamen Baños, Mercedes Carrillo, Soraya Sánchez and Daniel Asís, explained the story of five important women from the life of Miguel de Cervantes in the Spanish 17th century.

Liviana, Taranto, Alegrías, Mariana or Guajira were some of the clubs they played with elegance and energy, claiming the role of women throughout history.

Source: Festival de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro

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