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The War of Lorca Theatre will host the XXI Festival Internacional de Cante Flamenco "Sun City" on Thursday 4 and Saturday, 6 November (28/10/2010)

The Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Lorca, Rosa Medina, presented the bases of the contest organized by the Cultural Peña Flamenca "Sun City", which allocated 12,200 euros in prize money.

The Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Lorca, Rosa Medina, this morning the XXI Festival Internacional de Cante Flamenco "Sun City", organized by the Cultural Peña Flamenca "Sun City" in cooperation with the Consistory and Clara lorquino Import, to be held in the War Theater Thursday 4 to 6 November.

Medina explained that "in this issue are split 12,200 euros in prize money, of which 6,000 will be delivered to the first special prize for best singer, who will be the 'Golden Sun', the second prize 2,800 euros, 'Silver Sun' , and the third prize 1,200 euros, 'Bronze Sun'. The rest of that sum is divided between the four prize, you get 900 euros, the fifth prize, 700 euro, and the sixth prize, 600 euro. "

However, the jury may declare any of the awards, which in this case could be distributed among several runners-up the crew.

The mayor also indicated that the organization will pay 60 euros for travel expenses for those participants who have overcome the previous tests, except those who get a prize.

The City Council has reported that "the public can enjoy the best participants on Friday and Saturday of next week from 21:00, but before the jury made a hard job on behind closed doors among all singers who wish to participate and who can point to the same day at 13:00 5. "

The organization has established five groups of songs divided among the accelerated rhythm (bulerías, bulerías soleá, joys, tangos, rosemary, snails, jaleillos, joys and Mirabrás Córdoba), the slow time signature (Seguiriyas, solea, Polo , Cane, Highland, Cantes Bamberas and Abandon), the free compass (granaina and a half, Malagueña, Taranta, Minera, Taranto, Valencia, Murcia and Cartagena ') return (Guajira, Colombia, Milonga, Vidalita, Farruca and Garrotín) and other songs (Pajaroto, Peteneras, Tonás, Trilleras, Heron, Marinas, Campanilleros, Fandango and Fandangos de Huelva).

In order to compete is essential to overcome two of the three modes to choose the singers.

In addition, all participants that exceed the screening tests will be issued a diploma.

In addition, contestants will have guitarists hired by the organization, although the contestants will be accompanied by a guitarist who freely designate their expense.

Up to now there are 27 singers enrolled, mostly from Andalusia, although those interested will continue pointing at the headquarters of the Peña Cultural Flamenca Ciudad del Sol, Calle Colmenares, No. 12, and on the phone 670063110 or email

The festival will open on Thursday 4 to 21:00 pm the crier, Mark Salvador Romero, in a free gala in which he sings John Marin and the winner of last year, Raul Alcantara, with José Ruiz on guitar.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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