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Culture declared Well of immaterial Billed school bowling Fuente Álamo (09/08/2016)

The Ministry of Culture and Spokesperson has initiated the process by which non-pecuniary Well Billed be declared by its cultural relevance, the bolero school of Fuente Alamo, in order to ensure their preservation and dissemination.

The resolution will be published shortly in the Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia (BORM), thus officially starting the process.

The statement is based on the relevance of the bowling school established in Fuente Álamo since the late nineteenth century, continuing to this day.

From Pedro Leandro Hernandez, master bolero de Fuente Alamo, were extended by the Region different types of bowling school, resulting in an integrated malagueñas simple repertoire, sevillanas boleras three, cartageneras, malagueñas of the vineyard, bowling jot , bolero, double Malaga, manchegas and boleros.

As stated in the resolution, the bolero school of Fuente Alamo has been studied by researchers and ethnologists as Manuel Sanchez Martinez, who has compiled the history of the family of teachers boleros established in Fuente Álamo since at least half the XIX century.

The dances have taught Leandro street vendor by numerous points of the Region of Murcia for generations.

The brothers Leandro Mariano Legaz (1928-2012) and Anastasio Leandro Legaz (1940-2014) were the last masters boleros, youth and following their parents, lived teaching dance towards the end of the decade of the 40. Meanwhile, Pedro Leandro Baths (1930), cousin of the above, also learned his trade as a child and was the one who revived the Cuadrilla de Fuente Alamo and everything related to the bolero dance in the town, where he formed a school in the 80s which currently he remains in the hands of his nephew, Pedro José Leandro Navarro.

The general director of Cultural Heritage, Maria Comas, said that "as evidenced in the documentation that owns the Ministry of Culture, the bolero school has a significant presence in the region of Murcia along history that justifies its Billed as well statement also becoming a special mention to the Leandro family, important personalities of our regional folklore ".

With this statement from the regional government, "adequate protection to the bolero school of Fuente Alamo is granted, as a way to ensure their conservation and maintenance as a living," said Comas, who recalled that "the law of Cultural Heritage the Region indicates that when the intangible assets of ethnographic value of the Region are in foreseeable risk of disappearance, loss or deterioration, up to us, from culture, to take appropriate measures for their protection, preservation, study and appreciation, guaranteeing transmission to future generations. "

Not being the bolero school an exclusive and original manifestation of the Region of Murcia, but shares most of its features with the demonstration in much of the country, it is considered that there are no circumstances of exceptionality or uniqueness that could advise cataloging as of cultural interest, but its relevance in shaping the regional folk acquis itself advisable to establish the figure of adequate documentation to ensure recognition, dissemination and preservation, so that declaration file as well Billed is initiated by relevance cultural.

Source: CARM

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