El Museo del Cante de las Minas de La Union hosts, from today, the UNESCO certificate declaring flamenco as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and a bust of one of its leading proponents, the singer unionense Pencho Cros, only Miners won three lamp at the International Festival of Cante de las Minas.
Thus, the UNESCO certificate is among the four walls of the museum after the regional president, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, did you deliver it to the mayor of La Union and Foundation CEO of Cante de las Minas, Francisco Bernabé occasion of his visit to the town to participate in the Via Crucis by mining mountains.
The mine 'Groups Vicenta' was erected on the site chosen to immortalize this issue, since it was precisely there, in the interior of a mine, which gave birth to the 'Contes Mining and Levante' like Taranta, the mining, Cartagena or levantica, whose maximum expression occurred between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century by the hand of the mining development of La Union and Cartagena.
The event featuring Barnabas Valcárcel and highlighted as particular cultural identity that distinguishes the Union from other cities considered 'Flemish' through its pairing mining and flamenco, and the value of this appointment the candidates who chose 47 different countries , and also won the song of the Sibyl de Mallorca, the Mediterranean diet and 'castles' Catalans.
In addition, the Museum of Minas Cante home, starting today, the bust of the legendary local singer Pencho Cros, a piece of 55 by 38 cm.
to undertake in 2001 the sculptor unionense Galo Conesa and has spent the last years in the Old Public Market, the 'Cathedral of Cante'.
The mayor of La Union, Francisco Barnabas, and the family of flamenco artists have been commissioned to inaugurate the new location presence of this sculpture that is immortalized with the unmistakable gesture of the teacher in his later years and chaired, from now, the entrance of the museum to the delight of residents, visitors and art enthusiasts flamenco.
Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión