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  The contest

Concurso de Cante Jondo de Granada, 1922
 
It was precisely Federico García Lorca together with the composer Manuel de Falla (who was at the time experimenting a process in his music parallel tothe poets) and other artists from various disciplines who gathered in the Centro Artístico y Literario of Granada to organize the 1st Cante Jondo contest. The event had as its major objective to revalue the cante jondo, which was already considered as being contaminated and in decline. It took place in the evenings of the 13th and 14th of June 1922 in Granada's Albaicín, sponsored by the Council and with Antonio Chacón as the president of the jury. Contestants competed for a prize of 8,500 pesetas. The winners were Diego Bermúdez (El Tenazas) and Manolo Caracol; obtaining secondary prizes Carmen Salinas, José Soler, Frasquito Yerbagüena and others of less value were given to La Gazpacha, Conchita Sierra y La Goyita. Winning guitar players were José Cuéllar and Niño de Huelva.

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