Aquel Trovar, 25 years diving in the history of lost music

Aquel Trovar is a group of Cordovan musicians that recover music that has been lost. Since 25 years ago, they reconstruct scores and melodies from the Middle Age, and the Renaissance and Baroque periods by studying historical files and documents. In addition, they build replicas of ancient instruments in their own workshop and, with the support of the voice of a soprano, they rescue the music that disappeared centuries ago.

Carmen Pinteño, unveiling traditions through painting

Carmen Pinteño is an Almerian painter who has produced over 1,000 works, all of them strongly influenced by the Indaliano movement, which emerged in Almería during the 20th century. Women who studied a university degree were criticized in that time, that’s why she decided to study a course in the Fine Arts School. It was a way to be entertained because she had always liked drawing. After Carmen got married, she and her husband moved to Albox, a small town in Almería. It was there where she began to draw as a distraction. She hasn’t stopped painting since then, and Carmen finally became one of the most prestigious Almerian painters of the 20th century. She has won numerous national and international awards, such as The Gold Medal of the Logroño National Exhibition or the Honourable Mention in the Summer Exhibition of New York. Her works express an inside perspective of Almerian traditions and has been exhibited worldwide: In Europe, America and Africa.

Juan Carlos Rubio, an explorer of all the aspects of theatre

He already wrote his first theatre plays when he was a boy, and in addition he directed and performed them. Juan Carlos Rubio was born in Montilla, in the province of Cordova. In 1997 he premiered a play for the first time in Spain. Later, he premiered his plays in other countries such as the United States, Australia and Mexico. He has collaborated in the writing of scripts for Spanish TV series. In 2009 he was nominated for a Goya for his script of the movie ‘Return to Hansala’. He was  awarded in New York in 2010 and in 2013 he won the Lope de Vega Award of Theatre.

Rafael Estévez, seriousness and sensitivity to succeed in flamenco

Rafael Estévez, born in Huelva, is a dancer and choreographer who has succeeded next to great flamenco figures such as Joaquín Cortés and Antonio Canales, and later with his own company. Since September of 2016 he is the arts director of the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet. However, three years before, a rare disease was about to kill him. He was the eighth case of a disease that made him go through surgery six times. Against all odds, he managed to survive, and today he speaks openly about that experience and how it affected him both at personal and professional levels. He assures that he is not afraid of failure or death.