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Entries sought for tenth Festival of New Talents in El Médano 

The X Festival of New Talents is to be celebrated in the first half of August.

The square of El Medano hosts this contest in the modalities of solo, groups, dance and classical.

The regional event, organi-sed by the Department of Youth whose head is Eudita Mendoza Navarro, is scheduled to be held on August 10th, 11th and 12th, starting at 9.30pm.

Those who are residents of the Canary Islands can participate; be aged between 14 and 30 years and be amateur artists. It excludes those who have a disc on the market or professionally dedicate themselves to the category which they choose.

Participation is free .

The registration deadline is open and should be addressed to the Youth Department or call 922 75 9959.

The total prize money to be distributed will be 6,400 euros for first, second and third place in each category. The semifinal finals will be held on August 10th, in the classical and dance modalities, and on Friday, August 11th in groups and soloists, while the grand final will be on Saturday, August 12th.

Eudita Mendoza said this event was born a decade ago with the aim of promoting in young people the development of musical skills as an instrument of personal and academic formation, as well as stimulating the creativity and the effort of the new artists, creating a cultural exchange between composers and performers.

She encouraged all those Canary artists who are looking for an opportunity in the world of music to take part, as this festival has served as a launching pad for many young people who have participated in the past editions.