29/09/2020 Urrácal_ Art and culture at the service of the fight and prevention against gender violence and the dignity of women has been the guiding thread of the first Flamenco Festival Against Sexual Violence held in Úrracal with different activities and a poster featuring the singers Ana Mar and Lourdes Pastor who presented a repertoire with themes ranging from structural violence suffered by women, the invisibility of referent women in flamenco and in history books or the abolition of prostitution, inter alia.
The project presented by the mayor of Urrácal, Emilia Mateo Almansa has the collaboration of the Almanzora Women's Federation, Femaxi. Both artists gave the best of them in a square delivered despite the reduced capacity by
the pandemic. Ana Mar from Almeria offered a repertoire designed to visualize flamenco women accompanied by a speech in which she vindicated the dignity of female cantaores through different songs and flamenco songs. He also presented a song based on the poetry of Frida Kahlo with which he astonished and fell in love with the Urrácal public.
Lourdes Pastor, who also works as a project director at the Platform for Supporting the European Women's Lobby, chose the municipality of the Almanzora region to present several songs from her new album 'La Revolución a la Vuelta de la Esquina' in which she continues the line of vindication of his previous albums and incorporates other themes such as memory
The Government delegate of the Junta de Andalucia in Almeria, María Isabel Sánchez Torregrosa attended the event that filled Urrácal square with art and vindication. For his part, the mayor declared that “culture makes small towns great and that the commitment and commitment to equality and the prevention of sexist violence is firm and unequivocal. The president of the Almanzora Women's Federation, Remedios Serrano highlighted the importance of using art as a didactic and social transformation tool “since machismo is something cultural, since nobody is born macho, it is essential to combat it from the culture by offering cultural alternatives with a feminist perspective that make women visible and the structural violence that is still rampant in the XXI century and permeates everything ".
The project is financed with charges to the State Pact against Gender Violence through the Andalusian Institute for Women of the Ministry of Equality, Social Policies and Conciliation of the Junta de Andalucía.
Photo: Pablo García Ibáñez