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Representation of the "Auto Sacramentental of the Magi" (06/01/2009)

The traditional staging of "Auto Sacramental of the Magi" has achieved another year, the hamlet of El Paretón-totanera Cantareros, time travel to the ancient Orient with this magnificent representation that has been represented by residents of the hamlet.

This activity, a new edition has been organized by the Neighborhood Association, Local Neighborhood Board, the Association of Amas / o Same-da home of The Cantareros Paretón and collaboration with the Department of Culture of the City of Totana The group of local stakeholders, businesses and local residents

The Auto sacramental is based on a manuscript dating from the eighteenth century, when they came the first news we have of these representations, which are the most prominent manifestation of its traditional heritage and folklore.

Indeed, in the town of Totana, is in the hamlet of El Paretón, the only place where this tradition is preserved, which is set in the Murcia's work by incorporating traditional costumes typical huertanos characters, whose dialogue panocho , a nuance of the work on a regional basis.

The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, accompanied by the councilman of Culture, Ana Belén García López, Councilman Pedanías, Juan Pagan, and Council Member of Celebration, Josefa María Sánchez Méndez, have come to the stage play that started with a great chocolate and ended with the conclusion of his homily with the living Nativity.

The performance, which lasted about two hours, feeds more than 30 years that has been representing the folk musical heritage from the area and traditional dances.

Thus, on the Road with very Murcia text dating from 1774 and signed the manuscript in 1924 by Bernardino Guirao Garden, is structured in three parts.

The first one corresponds to the encounter of the three Magi from the East, mounted on camels and their respective pages, with the star, represented by a girl on the horse of a donkey, which leads them to the palace of King Herod.

The symbol of the star's guide to the palace site, which maintains a dialogue between the main characters panocho, huertanos dressed in traditional costumes, which are also interspersed with the presence of other characters in the play (King Herod, devil etc.).

Finally, the Kings head to the live nativity scene to worship the infant Jesus to fulfill his duties and give them the present they carry.

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