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In search of Andalucía's most authentic flamenco

Luisa Chicano will perform at the competition on Saturday.
Luisa Chicano will perform at the competition on Saturday. / SUR
  • The fortieth edition of the Concurso de Cante Flamenco Mirando a la Torre will take place in the Finca Municipal El Portón in Alhaurín de la Torre this Saturday

The four finalists of the fortieth edition of the Concurso de Cante Flamenco Mirando a la Torre will come together to participate in the coveted flamenco singing competition in Alhaurín de la Torre on Saturday (tomorrow).

The event, which will take place in the Finca Municipal El Portón, is held each year to discover the most authentic flamenco singers in Andalucía. This year's finalists are Francisco Heredia (Jaén); Rocío Fantova (Cadiz); and Antonio Hayas El Jaro and Raúl Alcántara 'El Troya', who are both from Cordoba. The singers will be accompanied by established guitarist Ismael Rueda while a spectacular dance show will be supplied by the dance troupe of Luisa Chicano, one of Malaga's most innovative flamenco dancers.

This year's event will include a special flamenco fashion show, with dresses and accessories by local designers Verónica Núñez and Ada Gutiérrez.

Tickets for the event, which is organised by the flamenco peña El Torre del Cante, cost six euros and can be reserved on 609592994.

Organisers have advised early reservation due to crowd capacity restriction.