La Unión is a poor mining town in Murcia, Spain, and the annual Flamenco festival has become as much a part of the town’s history as the struggle for its inhabitants to survive.

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This is why there are often references to mining in the artwork for the Festival del Cante de las Minas posters.

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Last night the flamenco singer Miguel Poveda gave a special performance of cantes mineros. Today they are inaugurating the street which is being named after him. 

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© 2010 Thérèse Wassily Saba

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