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The National Folklore Festival 'City of Jumilla' already has a monument (13/08/2008)

On Tuesday inaugurated a monument dedicated to the National Folklore Festival 'City of Jumilla. "

This is a sculpture composed of two monoliths and two dancing figures Jumillano, found a foot of soil and fully integrated into the environment.

Located in the garden of the Square, a place that traditionally served as a stage for the sessions of the festival.

The sculpture is the work of Bartolomé Jumillano Medina said, "are figures of people and the people also involved in this monument, with the simple act of sitting next to him."

The opening ceremony was attended by various local authorities including the Mayor of Jumilla Francisco Abellán, and the chairman of the Territorial Council of Caja del Mediterráneo, CAM (collaborating institution), Angel Martinez, deputy director of the National Folk Festival María Plá and the author of this work.

Francisco Abellán noted that following the request of the organizers of the Festival of Folklore "Ciudad de Jumilla," this government team warmly welcomed the project and has worked mainly funded almost, both to make the sculpture as to encourage the creator " .

For his part, Angel Martinez highlighted the different actions that are bringing the Jumilla mayor for the benefit of citizens and in particular, "the recognition of a collective and Songs and Dances of Jumilla and its festival."

Finally, Maria Pla appreciated the work of all corporations since 1982, that started the festival as well as the support in all that is needed for this festival wherever he is right now and especially with the current corporation that has materialized this project. "

Following the unveiling of the plaque, the ceremony ended with a performance by several pairs formed by different generations of members of the Chorus and Dance Group who danced the "entanglement."

The monument has had a cost of 35,000 euros, of which 30,000 are borne by the municipality of Jumilla, 3,000 CAM and the rest of the festival organization.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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