Serbia, Belgrade, canon 5d.
Spanish Days in Belgrade
*García Lorca’s efforts to prevent popular traditions from disappearing, particularly the tradition of gypsy ‘cante jondo’ (lit. ‘deep singing’, an expression used to refer to flamenco), led him to organise the I Concurso de Cante Jondo (1st Cante Jondo Contest), which was held in Granada in June 1922, alongside Manuel de Falla. The great Antonio Chacón acted as the president of the jury, and artists like Manuel Torres, Tomás Pavón, Niña de los Peines and Diego Bermúdez took part.
Lorca has been paid some important tributes by flamenco artists. One of the first was by Enrique Morente in the record En la Casa Museo Federico García Lorca de Fuentevaqueros (In the Federico García Lorca House Museum in Fuentevaqueros), in which the cantaor (flamenco singer) used the oeuvre by the Granadan poet as a starting point. Recorded in 1990, it soon became a sought after collectors’ item, and has now been re-released.*