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Flamenco, poetry and memorial routes pay tribute to Garcia Lorca on the 86th anniversary of his execution.

Date: October 2, 2022 Time: 19:56:51

The 19th of August arrives, and in time with this date, the memory of Federico García Lorca, the poet from Granada, who was shot that day in 1936, reappears with greater force, with flamenco, poetry and memoirist defense as guiding threads. The main event took place this Wednesday evening in the Granada city of Alfacar, where the Provincial Council of Granada honored all the victims of the Spanish Civil War with a concert in which Marina Heredia performed her most intimate flamenco. The park that bears the poet’s name hosted a performance that included a flamenco show “Lorca and the Passion of Heredia” accompanied by Pablo Suarez on piano, Bola on guitar and Paquito González on drums.

After a flower offering in a monolith located next to an olive tree, the authorities intervened in the square of Lorca Park, and on behalf of the victims, Maria José Sánchez Suárez, great-niece of Rosario Fregenal Piñara, who was shot dead on November 1, 1936 in Viznar. Diputación President José Entrena reminded the victims and their relatives, who work together with memorial associations, “in search of truth, dignity and justice”. It is still “very important” for the president to remember at least once a year “that Federico was killed, to say again that he did not disappear during the war, but died along with many others throughout the country, for the fact that he thought the way he thought, and for being the way he was.”

Entrena insisted that “despite the wave of historical denial, there are many people defending the memory of Lorca and other victims of repression from those who tried to distort history”, and recalled that “thousands of people were killed and many of them continue to lie in mass graves dug in ditches. “This act has nothing to do with politics, but has to do with humanity and compassion,” said the chairman of the provincial council, stressing that, in his opinion, “we cannot build a healthy and democratic society if we do not take into account our the past, no matter how painful it may be.”

As for the show, Marina Heredia has already announced that it will be a “special day”. “It’s always hard for me to pay tribute to Lorca and this day also adds a tribute to the victims,” ​​he noted earlier, defining his show as “a journey through Lorca’s life, from popular songs to some of the poems we’ve set to music throughout our career.”

Poems buried in Lanjaron

For its part, in the city of Lanjarón, the cultural association Poeta Juan Gutiérrez Padial de Lanjarón organized a new edition of Noche con Lorca, which filled the era of San Isidro in the city of Alpujarra with poetry and music. At the event, participants read poems by or dedicated to Lorca, and songs composed on the poet’s verses were performed, “an intimate, emotional, soulful and personal event to give a little to those who gave everything.”

The texts read by the participants were placed in a glass jar, which was buried under the stove of the era itself, as was done in previous editions. This event is intended to continue the centenary of the first documented presence of Federico García Lorca in Lanjarón, which was celebrated in 2017 and filled with activities not only La Alpujarra, but the entire province of Granada. In addition, he had a documentary work on the presence of the poet in Lanjarón, since it was Federico García Lorca who called the municipality of Puerta de la Alpujarra in a postcard addressed to Sebastián Gash from the city on August 20, 1927, they explained from the Association.

The memory of the teacher Dioscoro Galindo

Among other things, this Thursday a vengeful route organized by memorial groups in honor of García Lorca and the victims of Francoism, departing from the area of ​​La Colonia de Viznar, an event dedicated to the support of Nieves García Catalana, who is looking for the remains of his adoptive grandfather, teacher Dioscoro Galindo. Also in this municipality of the metropolitan area of ​​Granada, there is a flamenco show in memory of the poet from Fuente Vaqueros, organized by his city council, presented on this occasion by the singer Juan Pinilla.

Republican teacher Dioscoro Galindo was killed and thrown into the same mass grave with poet and banderillera anarchists Francisco Galadi and Juan Arcollas Cabezas 86 years ago, the organization recalled in a memo in preparation for the action known as “The Last Walk” and coordinated by journalist Francisco Vigueras. The tribute will take place at the point of arrival of this route, in the Parque Federico García Lorca in Alfacar, in an act that will also feature a message from the Latin American Ian Gibson, biographer of the poet from Fuente Vaqueros, read by Professor Juan Antonio Diaz. .

There will also be a collective poetry reading by Lorca Consuelo Fernandez, Maria Jesus Peregrine, Alejandra Chenol and Diana Molina. The term “last walk” was used by the conspirators to refer to the elimination of their victims in the Civil War, they added from this association. “Every night they made sacks of prisoners in La Colonia, who were forced to walk along the highway between Wiznar and Alfacar and killed in the gorge for defending the democratic legitimacy of the republic,” they pointed out.

In addition, a manifesto will be read and an informational poster posted demanding that the Colonia be declared a place of Andalusian historical memory. In addition, the archaeologist Francisco Carrión and the historian Rafael Gil Bracero will talk about the exhumation of the victims of Francoism in Barranco de Viznar. The organization involves the Granada Associations for the Restoration of Historical Memory; Truth, justice and reparation; Socio-cultural La Desbandá and historical memory on 14 April, in collaboration with the Zanete-Guadix Memorialist Group and the Open Platform of Granada.

Flamenco at night in Viznar

As for the XXXVIII Flamenco Festival de Viznar, organized by Juan Pinilla, this year Ángeles Toledano and Alberto Raya, dedicated to Federico, will take part in it.

The excavations and exhumations that were carried out on the ground in the pits of the Viznar ravine were completed this Wednesday at the stage of field work, so that, after these activities, they will be able to spontaneously ascend to this environment. in other years after midnight, singers, fans and neighbors remember Federico García Lorca between songs and dances.

Viznar Gorge at Dawn is a tribute to the official trails traditionally coordinated by the Curro Albaicín, which was shut down in 2020 with the onset of the covid-19 pandemic and resumed last year with restrictive measures.

Source: www.eldiario.es

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