Orihuela’s first Miguel Hernández Flamenco Festival in honour of the local poet will take place this Friday, October 21st from 9pm at the Rincón Hernandiano in the city. Councillor Mar Ezcurra explained it is part of this month’s activities celebrating the birth of the renowned local poet, who died in prison after the Civil War.
There will be performances by Rancapino Chico, “one of the most promising acts on the pure flamenco scene and following in the footsteps of the singers of Cádiz, who will be accompanied by the guitarist Antonio Higuero”, she explained.
Afterwards, spectators can enjoy a show by the dancer Alba Heredia, the winner of the Desplante prize at the Cante de las Minas flamenco festival in La Unión.
The festival will be completed with two talks, the first being about the writer, anthropologist and folklorist, Demófilo and Miguel Hernádnez on Wednesday, October 19th at 8:30pm in the María Moliner library; and the second about flamenco and Miguel Hernández at the Casa Museo of the poet the following Wednesday, October 26th, also at 8:30pm.