He loved to listen to flamenco in the taverns of his hometown, Lucena, when he was young, but he was a shoe maker. However, Curro Lucena was a talented singer who decided to move to Madrid in the 70’s to receive training. He has recorded twelve albums and won the Spanish National Flamenco Award to the best discography in 2012. Previously, he won the Festival de Cante of Las Minas de La Unión in 1985.
Laura Sabatel, a soprano voice that sounds in auditoriums worldwide
She began to play the violin but what Laura Sabatel liked the most was singing. Born in Granada, she began to study in a conservatory at the age of 15, and her training brought her to cities such as Paris, Salzburg and New York. She has performed some of the most important light lyric soprano roles in stages worldwide. Apart from singing, she also loves teaching, especially voice rehabilitation techniques.
Juan Moral, a sculptor who creates spaces full of warmth and life
Sculptor Juan Moral was born in Torredelcampo, Jaén, and has exhibited his works in Italy, New York and Beijing. He is 76 years old but he is still active. This restless artist chose stone as the ideal material to accompany him in his journey towards abstraction. His father was naïf painter Manuel Moral and his works can be found in public spaces around Spain. He teaches creation workshops in his foundation in Jaén.
Trinidad Gan, a look to everydayness through the glass of poetry
Her passion for reading motivated her to write. She decided to give shape to her poems and her book ‘Fin de Fuga’ was awarded with the XX City of Caceres Poetry Prize in 2008. In 2017, Trinidad Gan, born in Granada, won the XX Generation of ’27 International Award for her latests book: ‘El tiempo es un león de montaña’.