The Cante de las Minas Foundation has announced the winners of the "Trophies Pencho Cros" under the XV International Cultural Convocation awards to be delivered to coincide with the celebration of the 54th edition of the Festival unionense.
These trophies reward certain activities with the aim to promote and encourage the development of International Festival del Cante de las Minas, addressing relevant aspects of La Union, the Festival itself, miners or cante flamenco in general.
Thus, the ratio of winners in 2014 is configured as follows in accordance with the unanimous agreement within the Board of Trustees:
JOURNALISM AWARD: To the "Telediarios" from Spanish TV.
They are the reference information for the audience in all editions.
Year after year, Telediarios have always picked last hour of the Festival del Cante de las Minas.
Interviews with the players, with summaries of galas and competitions, spreading the word flamenco mining the four cardinal points.
DINING AWARD: A José Rodríguez Rey, Michelin Star restaurant "El Bohio" Illescas, Toledo.
Although television and "Master Chef" were the culprits who know every house of Spain, Pepe (as he likes to be called), has a long career in front of the stove, where has combined tradition and modernity, to raise the Spanish cuisine to the altars of excellence.
PATRONAGE AWARD: To the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia, UCAM.
Created in 1996, the University has achieved the "coming of age" as an established educational institution, which currently has over fifteen thousand students, 28 officers Degrees, 57 Masters and 21 PhD programs.
But UCAM also cares much support for culture and sport, sponsoring many initiatives in the Region of Murcia, including creating your Flamencology, in conjunction with the Foundation Cante de las Minas, which has definitely elevated to university teaching and research on the art of flamenco.
AWARD FOR THE BEST WORK OF PROMOTION MUSIC: Ex aequo, to the Sea of â€‹â€‹Music Festival Cartagena, on the occasion of its twentieth edition, and the Festival de Cante Flamenco Lo Ferro, now celebrating its thirty-fifth contest.
These are two of the most important festivals and major national and international recognition of our region, and this award aims to reward excellent outreach and promotion of music in general, and flamenco in particular.
Publisher PRIZE: A Jeromo Segura, last winner of the Mining Lamp for his album "Voice of Mine Anthology Cantes Miners Union.".
A job that gets the legacy of Miners Cantes of Cros and Fernandez families, the purity of the mining cante anthology of La Union.
RESEARCH AWARD: Ex aequo, José Luis Navarro and Akio Iino, for the reissue of "Cantes Mine" at its twenty-fifth anniversary, and José Francisco Ortega Castejón for his work "Cantes Mine Cantes by. Tarantas ".
Two works that are a clear example of scientific work and outreach around flamenco Cante de las Minas to performing their authors.
PLASTIC ARTS AWARD: Awarded also ex aequo photographers Toni White and Virigina Rosillo, for their technical and artistic ability to capture in pictures Flemish art in its varied expressions.
In the case of Toni White, the jury praised his "outstanding career and quality in printing photographic images of the most varied and outstanding flamenco artists from our country."
For the photographer Virigina Rosique highlights his latest work, "Feel Flamenco," a tribute to women in the world of flamenco, with works that pays tribute to artists like Concha 'The Penaranda' Mercedes 'The Merganser';
The Trini, The Girl of the Combs or Carmen Amaya, among others.
Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión