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 Flamenco Festival La Unión [Murica]
Cante de las Minas.
 7 - 10th August 2013
Possibly the  worlds most important flamenco festival, it remembers and celebrates the traditions of mining with song, dance and guitar.

La Unión, in Murcia, is the setting for the world's most important annual flamenco festival: the "Cante de las Minas" Festival. Song, dance and guitar performed by rising stars and living legends of the art.

The old La Unión Public Market celebrates the flamenco history and it's connection with the mining tradition in Murcia.

The festival includes three final competitions, with the participation of young artists who have passed the qualifying stages over the course of several months. The longest-running section is for song, which also has the most relevance and prestige among the audience and singers, who compete for first prize - the "Miner's Lamp". The second competition is "el toque" - for guitar playing. The first prize here is the "Bordón Minero" trophy. These two disciplines are held simultaneously. The dance competition is the most recent addition, completing the three facets of flamenco expression. The festival programme is completed by gala performances, with shows by major stars of this musical genre.

Furthermore, over the course of the festival there are other parallel activities such as exhibitions, wine tastings, projections, flamenco soirées, literary presentations, poetry recitals, courses (guitar playing, dance and percussion) for different levels, and talks. Admission to all the festival's parallel activities, including the flamenco soirées, is free, with limited availability. If you want to attend the gala performances or the final phases of the competition, there are various ways to purchase your tickets: either at the theatre box office on the day of the show, at the tourist office in La Unión, or on-line, if you wish to purchase in advance.







Unión, La (Murcia)


Tourist offices in Spain
Unión, La
Oficina de Turismo La Unión
Casa del Piñón
Calle Mayor, 55
Unión, La (Murcia)
Contact details
Tel.: +34 968541614


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La Union town hall website