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The Mayor will propose to the plenary of the corporation the appointment of a street Santos Montiel (02/12/2009)

The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, propose, through a motion of Mayor, full of the Corporation the appointment of a street in the municipality of Santos Montiel in recognition of his contribution to popular music traditions of Totana.

The mayor explained that the City will pay a heartfelt tribute to this totanero who has composed many musical pieces that are now part of the culture of the municipality at the same time has left its mark on the sculptures that have come from his forge.

According to Martínez Andreo, Santos Montiel is and will for many years, significant part of the culture of this county, since many of the lyrics to the songs of the pilgrimage of La Santa, have left their hands.

Santos Montiel was born on June 27, 1941, felt the love of music from an early age and became part of the municipal band.

Notably, in the hands of Saints have gone Cruz works as the source of San Pedro, various jobs in the two parishes of the town and the Sanctuary of Santa, and iron works such as the crucifix, shields Totana and Alhama, and a reproduction of Santa Eulalia, among others.

In parallel, since little has cultivated a taste for popular songwriting processions, serenades and Havana, belonging to different bands like Los Cuates, Los Piyayo and is a member of the Choir of Santa Eulalia.

In the Habaneras Contest, held for the holiday of Santiago, was the composer of the habanera must "Illusion of Love."

In addition, this year has prepared several new compositions for the descent of the holy, the holy day of the offering, and rising to the Shrine, where as the mayor said, "you can appreciate the sentiment and identity Santos Montiel enlarge when his compositions popular sentiment and fervor of his patron Totana.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Foto: archivo

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