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The Department of Celebrations organizes 'Suena Lorca' the first musical competition for local artists who will perform during the September Fair (26/08/2019)

The event will take place on Wednesday, September 25, in the Huerto de la Rueda, with the aim of "giving the space that deserves the enormous talent of the multitude of Lorca singers and musicians."

The Councilor of Celebrations of the City of Lorca, José Ángel Ponce, has informed this morning of the call of 'Suena Lorca', the first contest of artists from Lorca to be held on Wednesday, September 25, at 9:00 p.m., in the Orchard of the Wheel.

Ponce has detailed "the rules of the call to participate in the contest all people aged between 16 and 35 years born in the municipality of Lorca or registered in it. In the case of training with several members, the 25 percent of the components will have to comply with this first section of the bases. "

In addition, "the participating artists may not have published or commercially distributed any record work; each participant must carry their own instruments and the performances may not exceed 30 minutes," said the Edil.

The inscriptions can be downloaded on the website of the City of Lorca ( or collected at the Cultural Center of the city and delivered with a duly completed registration form;

a brief dossier in which information is provided that allows the jury to know the trajectory, musical style and history of the group or soloist;

models, videos or recordings available on digital or physical media;

a photocopy of the ID of the components in the Cultural Center itself or through the email ".

The Councilor of Celebrations has explained that "the registration period to participate opens today, August 26, and will end on September 6 at 2:00 pm. Participants must complete the registration form for their performance at the Fair of Lorca including a sample mock-up of the type of music they perform. "

The Edil explained that "there will be a first selection of soloists or musical formations, for which the quality of the material provided and the compliance with the bases will be taken into account. The groups selected to act will be informed on September 13 individually and , also, published on the website of the City of Lorca. "

Ponce Díaz has announced that "the Consistory will take care of the sound equipment, the professional lighting systems, as well as the technicians necessary for the artists to carry out their performance with all the guarantees" and has also specified that "the same day of the contest, at 5:00 pm, sound tests will be carried out with the participating artists. "

The Councilor has specified that "this contest, which will have a jury formed by staff of the departments of Celebrations and Youth, as well as people with knowledge in the world of music who will value the musical quality, the staging, the musical projection and the composition of themes and will award prizes to the first two classifieds. The winning group will be rewarded with the recording of a 5-track EP and the second classified the recording of two of their songs. "

José Ángel Ponce stressed that "it is an initiative shared with the United Left Green Municipal Group who also sent us the request to carry out this activity that we have always supported. A contest that we organize to give the space that deserves the enormous talent of the multitude of Lorca singers and musicians, to recover the opportunities they have lost for so many years and, we guarantee, that from this Government Team we will recover the importance they deserve through the creation of new spaces and initiatives of this kind".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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