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Huetor Vega resurrects the 1922 Granada Cante Jondo Contest through an immersive experience

It is nearing the centenary of the Granada Cante Jondo Contest in 1922, a significant milestone in flamenco's history.

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Huetor Vega resurrects the 1922 Granada Cante Jondo Contest through an immersive experience

It is nearing the centenary of the Granada Cante Jondo Contest in 1922, a significant milestone in flamenco's history. The Huetor Vega City Council is not missing the opportunity and, through Culture, has created an immersive experience around the event, which was a pioneer in its day and has been so beloved over the past century. The appointment will be held at the Huerta Cercada museum on Thursday, May 12, at 8:00 pm. The public is invited to enjoy a glass of wine and free admission.

What will this immersive experience look like? It will look like immersive exhibitions that allow you to see the content from a different perspective. Many large-format projectors will be able to allow for a circular view. The Thursday event will also feature the Municipal School of Flamenco, which will be performing with its teachers. They will be reliving the recitals given by Maria La Gazpacha' and Frasquito Yerbabuena a century ago, when Granada launched flamenco into a more promotional dimension, while the Corpus Christi hours were still in effect.

This immersive experience will be offered at the Huerta Cercada museum from May 31 to May 31. You must schedule an appointment at the Huetor Vega Town Hall to visit it in groups. The only ones who can be certain to attend will be the children of the municipality. This is one of the reasons why the Department of Culture has set up this project.

Federico Garcia Lorca, Manuel de Falla and Federico Garcia Lorca were the ideologues who promoted the Granada Cante Jondo Contest in 1922. The Artistic, Literary and Scientific Center of Granada organized it. This institution still exists and hosts a posthumous exhibit by David Zaafra, a Huete painter.

Millions of people all over the globe were able to learn about Andalusia's endangered art through the Granada contest. Three decades of commercial success would follow, and the flamenco stage, on which Manolo Caracol, who was just 13 years old, was honored at the Granada Contest, would flourish. That kid would be seen by something. Contrast was Diego Bermudez Cala ('El Tenazas'), another winner of the legendary Granada contest, a veteran who hails from Moron de la Frontera with a deep knowledge of the primitive cantes and Paquirri El Guanter '. Legend has it that 'El Tenazas arrived in Granada by walking across fields from Puente Genil.

The Granada Cante Jondo Contest took place on June 13th and 14th, 1922. It was attended by over 4,000 people. Each session saw more than 4,000 people despite the terrible weather. In addition to hearing hopefuls sing, the fans had the chance to hear legendary and high-ranking professionals. Manuel Torres was accompanied by Nino De Huelva or Antonio Chacon, the president of the jury, with the guitar of Ramon Montoya.

Juana's dance, 'La Macarrona,' was one of the most prestigious contestants. Episodes of the immersive experience will be reconstructed at the Huetor Vega premiere. The organizers were impressed by the cantaora, and the twang of a guitar.

Both La Gazpacha and Frasquito Yerbabuena, El Tenazas, Nino Caracol and Nino de Linares sang songs for all tastes: saetas, seguiriyas, cabales, soleares, polos, fandangos, canas, tarantas, malaguenas, jaileras, martinetes, livianas, alegrias. , bulerias and gypsy-zambras... The poster of the exhibition at Huetor Vedra focuses on Andres Segovia who was a guitarist virtuoso in his twenties, who was part the jury. Along with other notable personalities from Granada, Falla and Zuloaga sponsored the Cante Jondo Contest celebration.

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