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The First National Contest of Pasodobles ‘Villa de Redován’ has already won, the work ‘Azabache’ of the Jaén Cristóbal López rose on Sunday with the first prize of this contest and was also chosen by the musicians of the Musical Union of Redován ( UMR) as Honorable Mention. The ruling was made in a concert that the UMR offered within the programming of parties, on Sunday in the Plaza de la Paz, interpreting the four finalist works: ‘Azabache’, ‘From North to South’, ‘Van Redo’ and ‘ Joy’.

Once the pasodobles finalists were heard, the jury composed of José Miguel Rodilla Tortajada, Sixto Manuel Herrero Rodes and Javier Pérez Garrido, all of them renowned musicians who accompanied, with voice but without vote, the Councilor for Culture of the City Council of Redován, Clara Ezcurra and as secretary the president of the Unión Musical de Redován, Alberto Martínez, the ruling was announced. ‘Azabache’ by Cristóbal López Gándara was the winner and won a prize of 1,000 euros, diploma and gift; the second prize, worth 500 euros, a diploma and a gift, went to ‘Del norte al sud’, composed by Carlos Valles Donate; the third was for ‘Van Redo’, by Francisco J. Cogollos Martínez, who received a diploma and a gift, as well as ‘Alegría’ from
Miguel Ángel Sarrio Nadal who was the fourth classified.

Clara Ezcurra has highlighted the high quality of the pasodobles presented, “something that makes us think that this contest that has celebrated its first edition this year is going to become a classic in the programming of culture and the parties of Redován”. The mayor has indicated that all composers except the winner, who could not travel for work, were “in the magnificent concert that once again offered us on Sunday afternoon the Musical Union of Redován” and has added his congratulations to Cristóbal Lopez, whose work as established in the bases, will be renamed ‘Nieves Gómez Riera’, the name of the Queen of the Fiestas 2018 that was chosen on Saturday.

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