The April Gala at Lo Ferro had a special flavor.
Along with the singing of Pedro Cintas and Antonio Castillo, the Peña Flamenca management "Melón de Oro" offered juicy news that will be the 40th edition of the International Flamenco Festival of Lo Ferro.
The night began with the resounding touch on the guitar of our official guitarist, Antonio Fernández "El Torero", who was joined, then the deep singing of Pedro Cintas for tientos tangos.
Minera and taranta his next stop remembering this Levantine land to close the first part of his performance by Cádiz, with alegrías and cantiñas.
The coordinator of the ferreño festival, D. Francisco Aparicio, went up to the stage to inform about the news of the present 40th festival.
He started by talking about what will be the preacher of the ferreño event, the maestro D Â° Antonio Fernández Díaz, Fosforito, one of the great figures of flamenco and a person closely linked to Lo Ferro since his ferreña is the one that is currently in force in our contest .
No doubt great news for this festival that, if possible, will give more notoriety and substance.
Aparicio continued reporting on the presentation in Cádiz of the 40th International Festival of Cante de Lo Ferro, which will take place on April 26.
To conclude, our coordinator gave the floor to his namesake of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas, Mr. Juan Carlos López, who offered the fans the good news of the "Asensio Sáez" award at the Lo Ferro Festival. its commitment to cultural expressions linked to flamenco.
The mayor of the Hon.
City Council of Torre Pacheco, D. Luis León, collected from the Councilor of Infrastructures of the Excmo.
Ayto. De La Union, Mr. Pedro González, the commemorative act offering a few words to those present and celebrating the recognition of Lo Ferro.
After the institutional act, flamenco was again the protagonist of the night.
The veteran cantaor Antonio Castillo "El Gaditano", "Melón de Oro" and "Lámpara Minera" in the eighties, offered a brushstroke of his art for Guajira remembering Valderrama, bulerías, minera, seguiriyas, the "Háblame" rumba of Bambino and fandangos, taking a warm ovation from the ferreño public.
Pedro Cintas, the first cantaor to obtain the "Molino de Lo Ferro" award for the best-sung Ferreña in 2005 and First Prize in the group of "Cantes Procedentes del Fandango" at our festival in 2018, put the final touches. he did it with a display of knowledge and flamencura: granaína and media, tangos from Extremadura, bulería and fandangos that he sang bareback and on stage leaving a great taste in the audience at the gala.
Source: Festival de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro