Lo Ferro National Flamenco Festival

Torre Pacheco, Murcia, Spain – The 24th edition of the flamenco song festival Festival Nacional de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro will take place August 23-31 in Torre Pacheco, Murcia province, in southeastern Spain.

The festival includes a contest, live performances by world class singers and guitarists, conferences and award presentations.

Program:
Saturday, 23 August

22.00 h.:
Gala Flamenca Amas de Casa de la Región de Murcia:
Festival opening cremony

Sunday, 24 August

22.00 h.:
Noche Trovera: “Con los Troveros de Cartagena y Murcia”

Monday, 25 August

20.30 h.:
“Approach to Flamenco Singing” course, given by Francisco José Sánchez Bandera
“Bonela hijo”

Tuesday, 26 August

20.30 h.:
“Charla Flamenca”, given by José Menese.

22.00 h.:
“V FESTIVAL DE ESCUELAS FLAMENCAS”

Wednesday, 27 August

12.00 h.:
“Recepction in honor of José Menese by the Mayor of  Torre-Pacheco.”

22.00 h.:
GALA FLAMENCA
Gold medal presentation ceremony

Guest artists:
JOSE DE LA TOMASA
LUIS HEREDIA “EL POLACO”
ANTONIO REYES
ALBERTO SANCHEZ DE JEREZ
JOSE MENESE

Official guitarists:
Antonio Fernández “EL TORERO” y “NIÑO CARRION”.

Thursday, 28 August

22.00 h.:
“I SEMIFINAL DEL XXIV CONCURSO NACIONAL DE CANTE FLAMENCO DE LO FERRO 2003”.

Official guitarists:
Antonio Fernández “EL TORERO” y “NIÑO CARRION”.

Guest artist: ARCANGEL
Acompañado a la guitarra por: MIGUEL ANGEL CORTES

Friday, 29 August

22.00 h.:
“II SEMIFINAL DEL XXIV CONCURSO NACIONAL DE CANTE FLAMENCO DE LO FERRO 2003”.

Official guitarists:
Antonio Fernández “EL TORERO” y “NIÑO CARRION”.

Artista invitado: EL CABRERO
Acompañado a la guitarra por: MANUEL DE PALMA

Saturday, 30 August

22.00 h.:
“CLAUSURA DEL XXIV CONCURSO NACIONAL DE CANTE FLAMENCO DE LO FERRO 2003”

Official guitarists:
Antonio Fernández “EL TORERO” y “NIÑO CARRION”.

Artista invitada: JUANA AMAYA y su compañía.

Sunday, 31 August

20.00 h.:
Traditional Flamenco Mass

Al cante: Contest winners
Al Toque: Antonio Fernández “EL TORERO” y “NIÑO CARRION”

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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