Concert by the Cadiz comparsa “Cowards” organized by the Peña Los Cansaliebres
More than 900 people have packed the Miguelturra Carnival Palace to celebrate the first of the carnival events of 2017 and they have done so by proclaiming as Crier of Honor the person who already proclaimed the most emblematic festival of the town in 1997, the screenwriter and television presenter Guillermo Summers.
The mayoress of Miguelturra, Victoria Sobrino, has been in charge of delivering the parchment that accredits Summers as the illustrious Town Crier of Honor of the Miguelturra carnival in gratitude for his involvement and the work he has carried out for years in the election of town criers for the carnival miguelturreño.
Sobrino, who has been visibly enthusiastic about holding this act, wanted to publicly thank Guillermo Summers for the affection with which he has always treated Miguelturra and his carnivals, stressing that “it is an honor that he is once again a representative figure of our carnival”.
The mayor also thanked the work carried out by the Miguelturra Carnival Association in organizing this beautiful tribute of proclamation of the Town Crier of Honor, without forgetting the work carried out by the Culture and Celebration areas as well as by the entire carnival community.
Finally, Sobrino thanked the presence of “the best troupe in Cádiz and Spain, “Cowards”, recognizing the privilege that Miguelturra has been chosen as the final location of the COAC 2016 winners’ tour. He has also made public thanks to the Peña “Los Cansaliebres” “for making us warm up our engines for our beloved carnival”.
For his part, the already proclaimed town crier of honour, Guillermo Summers, has reiterated his gratitude “to all those who have made it possible for me to be back in Miguelturra today”. Among his words of gratitude, Summers highlighted his desire “to maintain my status as a town crier” showing his satisfaction with some quartets that recalled how he gave the carnival proclamation 20 years ago “and how happy I return today to this beautiful city where they have shown me once again our great friendship”. The brand new town crier of honor thanked the Miguelturreños for dedicating this honor to him, stating that “there is no carnival like it, from Miguelturra to heaven”, ending with “Three cheers… long live Miguelturra”.
Prior to the act, Guillermo Summers, accompanied by the mayoress, Victoria Sobrino, the Councilor for Culture, Fátima Mondejar, the Councilor for Celebrations, Diego Rodríguez, as well as members of the Municipal Corporation and carnival authorities, such as the King of Carnival, Serafín Delgado, the president of the Miguelturra Carnival Association, Raúl Domínguez, the Major Masks of 2016 and those that will be proclaimed in 2017, has unveiled a commemorative plaque for this act in the MOMO (Carnival Museum).
The act of proclamation of the Town Crier of Honor took place during the break of the end of tour concert of the Cádiz troupe “Cowards” by Antonio Martínez Ares, who with his anthology “Al Caldero” has shown the respectable public of Miguelturra (that they do not has stopped giving the troupe an ovation) why they won the first prize in the Official Contest of Cádiz Carnival Groups last year 2016.
The Martínez Ares comparsa has elicited applause from the packed Carnival Palace and has raised the audience on several occasions through its musical repertoire of pasodobles, cuplés and medleys. An act that has been organized by the Peña “Los Cansaliebres” in collaboration with the Miguelturra City Council.
It must be remembered that with this concert, “Cowards” put an end to a tour that has taken them to cover a large part of the Spanish geography; something that has been a great pride for the entire carnival community of Miguelturra.