The Embassy of Spain hosted a world-class flamenco show in Ghana to bring Ghana-Spain relations closer together.
The show called “A Tierra” by Sara Neito was initiated by the Embassy of Spain and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. He performed at the National Theater in Accra. The show is to express and exhibit the rich culture of Spain through song, dance and drama which will serve as a way to connect Ghanaians and Spaniards through culture and the arts.
In his speech, the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, recognized dance as an exceptional emblem of Spain which exhibits and promotes its culture in a unique way.
“Flamenco dance as I was made to understand evokes such a unique passion and energy that it continues to stand out as one of the most exciting arts that we will witness today. No wonder dancing Spanish is recognized as a symbol of the identity of the nation played and appreciated throughout the world “.
“The uniqueness and vibrancy of Spanish culture should not be underestimated. So it is no surprise that Spain has hosted the headquarters of the United Nations World Tourism Organization since its inception in 1975” , did he declare.
With great hope and affirmation, he said the show will bring Ghanaians and Spanish society closer together, as it aims to promote cultural exchange between the two countries.
In his speech, Spain’s Ambassador to Ghana José Javier Guitérrez Blanco-Navarrete said he was motivated to host the show due to the way Ghanaians energetically presented their culture at the National Theater.
“When I arrived in Accra, one of the things that attracted me was the National Theater where I could feel the vibrancy of Ghanaian culture flowing and I said to myself, you have to put on a premiere show. class in this place, a few months later the story has come true, it is indeed a great honor to provide two first classes in Accra and also in Kumasi ”, he said.
Mr. Blanco-Navarrete indicated that the purpose of organizing the show is to connect Spanish society and Ghanaian society through art and culture. “The show seeks to bring Ghanaians and Spanish society together as one of Spain’s main partners. It is also a reflection of the bilateral partnership between Spain and Ghana and also to advance cultural exchanges and cooperation in Ghana, ”he said.
Also, he said that flamenco was chosen because of the composition it is made of and the power it gives off when played. “Why flamenco because it combines music, dance and songs always with a strong conversion a most powerful form in a dramatic way”, he declared.
Some dignitaries who came were: Vice President of Ghana Mahamudu Bawumia, Second Lady of Ghana Samira Bawumia, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mark Okraku Mantey and Mayor of Accra, Elizabeth Sackey.