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The streets and squares of Murcia are filled with color and dance with the International Festival of Folklore in the Mediterranean (11/07/2018)

The mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, together with members of the Municipal Corporation, received this morning the participating groups in the LI International Festival of Folklore, "representatives of the deepest culture and collective identity of your peoples," said the mayor, who gave the different groups the welcome to Murcia, "a city that welcomes you with open arms and that, throughout history, has been a crossroads of cultures, a crossroads of civilizations and a border between kingdoms, a city that is proud to be the daughter of miscegenation "

From today until Friday night, the streets and squares of Murcia will be filled with music, color and dance, thanks to the ten groups participating in this festival that is the longest in Spain: group of Choirs and Dances Francisco Salzillo Regional Association (Murcia), Culture Philippines of Ontario (Philippines);

Kéve Folk Dance Group (Hungary);

Grupo Juellega Extremeña of Valencia de Alcántara (Cáceres), Khasavyurt (Republic of Daghestan-Russian Federation), Group of Choirs and Dances Seven Crowns of Peña Huertana La Crilla (Murcia), Mokra Folkloric Ansamble (Albania), Santa Justa Group Dances of Ubiarco (Cantabria), Culture and Mexican Tradition (Mexico) and Folklore Group Virgen de la Vega (Murcia).

This afternoon, at 7.30 pm, the Folklore and Ethnography seminar will be held with the reading of the papers 'The notarial protocols: Ethnographic documentation and notarial protocols' by Manuel Muñoz Zielinski;

and 'Traditional musical backgrounds on the Internet' by M.ª Luján Ortega.

At 20.30 hours will arrive at different points of the city 'Come dance with us' in which the groups will act Juellega Extremeña de Valencia de Alcántara on Avenida de la Libertad;

Mokra Folkloric Ansamble in the Plaza de la Cruz and Mexican Tradition (Mexico), in the Plaza Santo Domingo.

At 22:00 in the Plaza del Cardenal Belluga will take place the opening session of the festival in which the group of Choirs and Dances of Murcia, the Reg. Francisco Salzillo Association, Culture Philippines of Ontario will perform.


Kéve Folk Dance Group.

(Hungary), Grupo Santa Justa Danzas de Ubiarco (Cantabria-Spain) and Khasavyurt, (Republic of Daghestan-Russian Federation).

In addition, the painter Nicolás de Maya will paint, live, during the session, a work about each of the groups that act.

On Thursday, July 12, there will be a floral offering to the Virgen de la Fuensanta, by groups participating in the festival at the Sanctuary of Fuensanta.

At 7.30 pm, the Seminar on Folklore and Ethnography will be starring 'The musical songs of Inzenga, Calvo and Verdú: 3 documentary sources of popular music from Murcia', by Jairo Juan García and Tomás García Martínez;

and 'Popular organism of animal origin' by Norberto López Núñez.

At 20:30 a new session of 'Come and dance with us' will be held with Culture Philippines of Ontario (Philippines) on Avenida de la Libertad;

Kéve Folk Dance Group (Hungary) in Plaza Santo Domingo and Khasavyurt, (Republic of Daghestan-Russian Federation) in Plaza de la Cruz.

At 22 hours they will perform, in the Plaza Belluga, the Group of Choirs and Dances Siete Coronas, Peña Huertana La Crilla (Bacons Bridge), Mokra Folkloric Ansamble (Albania), Grupo Juellega Extremeña of Valencia de Alcántara.

(Cáceres) and Tradición Mexicana, (Mexico).

On Friday, July 13, the works carried out by the painter Nicolás de Maya to the different participating groups during their performances in the festival sessions will be exhibited in the Plaza Belluga.

This edition will end at 10 pm with the performance of all the groups participating in the Festival and the turning off of the Friendship Torch also at the Plaza del Cardenal Belluga.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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