The acting councilor of the vallisoletano city council emphasizes the flamenco character of the city.
This Saturday the second selective test of the 59th edition of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas de La Unión is celebrated.
The Laboratory of Arts of Valladolid (LAVA) hosts, from 9 pm, this event in which some of the shortlisted artists will perform in the flamenco contest, in all its categories: singing, guitar, dance and instrumentalist.
The LAVA is a reference cultural center in the national panorama.
A place for experimentation, open to artistic proposals that houses companies and people who walk in search of a creative project.
Also noteworthy is its role in the dissemination of the arts and its efforts to bring citizens into contact with new specimens, as in the case of the selective test of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas.
On this occasion, in Valladolid there will be five artists who aspire to qualify for the festival competition: two people in the modality of cante, two other aspirants in dance and one on guitar.
The origins of the participants are diverse.
The artists come from Huelva, Málaga, Madrid, Córdoba and Pontevedra.
The president of the Foundation Cante de las Minas and acting mayor of the City of La Union, Pedro López Milán, points out that "the fact that the festival is in Valladolid is a milestone".
The head of the foundation highlights the importance of the event: "It is one of the most renowned selective tests.
Many years have been held this appointment and that is thanks to the work, among others, of the tireless Pedro Sanz, president of the Peña Flamenca de Valladolid.
He, along with the City Council of Valladolid, are those that make it possible. "
López Milán highlights the good reception of the event: "Each edition shows that flamenco in Castilian lands is very appreciated.
Always fill the premises and we are sure that no one will be missing in the Laboratory of Arts of Valladolid.
In addition, this selective test manages to attract people from other provinces, as is the case of Zamora and the members of his Peña Flamenca. "
The councilor of Culture and Tourism in the Valladolid City Hall, Ana María Redondo, says that hosting one of the selective tests of the International Festival of Cante de las Minas "is something very important for the culture of the city, because Valladolid loves this art and It is very flamenco itself.
This collaboration with the festival is the culmination of a year-round job "..