The rock "The Cocotazo" has unveiled one of the best kept secrets, who proclaims the name of the festivity that began in late September.
For 21 years the rock above the hard work began to seek a barker for the "Chupinazo" (official start of the festivities).
In these 21 years alhameños that have been awarded this honor have been outstanding individuals in different fields alhameños are showing that people who are developing a great job in sport, culture, medicine, art ..
This is the case this year.
José María Cánovas Vera has been presented this morning as a preacher of the Festivities 2008 by Antonia Sevilla, a member of The Cocotazo "accompanied by the mayor of the municipality, Juan Romero Canovas, and the mayor of Celebration, Maria Elena Marín.
Anyone in the town knows full well this official involved since his early youth in theater, film and painting.
And who had the chance to see him run or just talk to him, has found his enthusiastic passion for all when going on around us but, essentially, for the theater.
A career full of awards confirm their appointment as town crier, but above all, his commitment to spreading the culture and educate the youth of his town.
This morning he claimed, his work in the world of culture has led to his desire "that your people may be better, that your people grow, it is known on the outside and that the level of worship and education of people alhama grows because that means more people each time we paint, make plays, make movies, so my work has been devoted mainly to young people, because I think that is where we must make the best effort. "
He was a professor in Adult Education from 1995 coaching staff is Social Guarantee and the Department of Education.
In 1975 he founded the theater group debauchery with which garnered numerous awards (for example, from 1986 to 1988 she won the Murcia Youth Theatre) which placed the group alhameño one of the highlights of the regional landscape that led him repeatedly to Temple de Almagro and Mérida.
Finished the stage of debauchery founded the Cameroon and again he won the Young Murcia.
Behind has many directions and theater productions of both groups referred to as in collaboration with associations.
He currently heads the Municipal Theatre Workshop Auger formed by a group of young alhameños.
And could it be otherwise: Auger, in his short career (2005 - 2008) and has won several awards at the national pageant young theater Buero Vallejo representing Murcia.
He has won prizes for Best Director, Best Costume, Best Art ..
Outside the theater, was founded, also in the 80's, The Film Club "The Elms".
He has directed theater events, film, puppets.
He has served on advisory boards of theater, drama jurors, he has taught theater workshops in schools .. and also paints.
It has several collective and individual exhibitions behind them, has designed logos for various associations, posters, brochures, illustrated books, magazines addressed ..
And still, José María Cánovas Vera, Vera, as he is popularly known, continues to disseminate the culture of verbiage using agile, dynamic, intelligent, creative, fun and bewitching.
So much so that despite the times, continues to make a group of young people spend their free time uploaded to the stage of the assembly hall of the Cultural tested classics, contemporary ..
Continues to c ontagiando his passion for theater, culture.
The mayor, Juan Romero Canovas, using the opportunity to congratulate the preacher and to recognize his career as an important part of culture and as a staff alhameña.
The opening speech, whose text has already drafted Cánovas Vera, he claimed this morning, while acknowledging his obsession because it is "brief" will take place on Saturday 27 at 21.00 h.
from the balcony of the City of Alhama de Murcia.
Have been preachers of the parties in Alhama de Murcia, among others, Antonio Peñalver, María Dolores Maurandi Andreo, Joaquin Canovas Belchí, Ramón Valverde, Juan Martínez Andreo and Fina.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia