Llíria has premiered today its international musical capitality. The debut has taken place in the Forum de Evolución of Burgos in the II National Meeting of Creative Cities UNESCO, before a wide media audience and being warmly welcomed by all the institutions present.
The Edetanian city has presented its musical and heritage potential and its commitment to the Creative Cities Network through Mayor Manuel Civera, the Councilor for Artistic Education Paco García and the tourism coordinator Vicent Sesé. This act involves the debut of the new additions to the Network, Valladolid and Llíria, which joined the other Spanish cities with UNESCO’s label last October 31: Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao, Barcelona, Dénia, Terrasa and Burgos, host city of this meeting. “Llíria’s presence here in Burgos is very important. We are receiving the warmth and admiration of all the representatives of the Network, who have congratulated us for having achieved in a very short time something that seemed unthinkable and only within reach of much larger cities. They are aware of our project and value it in a very positive way. In addition, we have thus the chance to start combining cooperative and strategic relationships with other Creative Cities, and we will see its achievements very soon,” has stated Manuel Civera.
Through a video and a multimedia presentation Llíria showed its archaeological wealth, its tradition of music bands and its varied musical programming, inviting thus attendees to know the city in depth and establish creative synergies within the Network.
In this international event, Kansas, the only Creative City in the United States, has officially welcomed Llíria to the musical category: “We are very impressed with everything we have learned about Llíria’s musical project, we have many expectations regarding its integration into this fantastic international network. Each city has a rhythm, a beat, and we can feel Llíria beats strongly,” said Kansas coordinator Jacob Wagner.
The Ministry of Culture has been represented by Pilar Torre, Councilor for International Cooperation, who has also congratulated Llíria for its recent appointment, as well as the hosts, the Junta de Castilla y León and the City Council of Burgos.
In the event Llíria has presented its new visual identity, with the prominence of the flutist of the Kalathos de la Danza, which has received praise from the rest of the cities present. After the presentations comes the implementation. On this very Tuesday, the technicians will sit around a working table with the aim of establishing the itinerary to be followed through the different Spanish Creative Cities.