35 Artists Selected for the Flamenco Song, Guitar and Dance at the Festival del Cante de Las Minas

La Unión, Murcia, Spain – The renowned flamenco festival, Festival Internacional Del Cante De Las Minas, has just announced the finalists for its annual contest. After 19 selective contests throughout the Spanish territory, between May, June and July; the Festival Qualifying Jury selected the following participants:

Cantaores (Singers):

Nazareth Cala Luque, from Cádiz
Miguel Ángel de Tena Martínez “Miguel de Tena”, from Badajoz
Antonio Ortega Jiménez, from Sevilla
Inmaculada Martín RoldánMari Nieves Nieto Fernández, from Sevilla
Domingo Herrerías Pozo, from Córdoba
Álvaro Díaz Carrellán, from Huelva
“Rubito Hijo”, from Sevilla
María Dolores Expósito Carbonell “Loli
Carbonell”, from Huelva
Guillermo Cano García, “Niño Romero”, from Huelva
Raúl Montesinos Hoyos, from Sevilla
Rosario Guerrero Escalona, “La Tremendita”, from Sevilla
Antonia López López, from Almería
Salvador Salas Munar “El Potro”, from Cartagena
Juan Pinilla Martín, from Granada
David Pino Illanes, from Córdoba
Francisco Javier Sánchez Bandera “Bonela Hijo”, from Málaga
Francisco Garrido, from Huelva
Manuel Domínguez Gallardo, from Sevilla


Juan Antonio Silva Campallo “Juan Campillo”, from Sevilla
José María González Bonilla “El Mami”, from Madrid
Antonio Rey, from Cádiz

The Festival Internacional Del Cante De Las Minas is the largest Flamenco festival in spain. It combines world class performances by the best performers together with a contest that seeks new talent. The following artists will peform August 9: Miguel Poveda y su grupo; Chano Lobato, Matilde Coral and Juan “Habichuela”; August 10, Opera Flamenca “Sueños de Libertad”; August 11, Estrella Morente ; August 12, la Compañía Andaluza de Danza, Gerardo Núñez and Carmen Cortés. From August 13 through 16 the international song, guitar and dance contest will take place.

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 produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and 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. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.