A bronze plaque is placed in honour to the great dancer in the Mayo Avenue cross with Salta Street in Buenos Aires, 21. – A bronze plaque in memory of the flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya has been put today in this city by the representatives of the Spanish group, the Argentinian artistic family and the local authorities in order to tribute the great flamenco dancer. In the plaque, placed in the square where the avenue Mayo and the street Salta cross, is written the following inscription: “Tribute to Carmen Amaya by the Spanish groups, the Argentinian admirers and the gypsies”.
Begur 19-11-1963 Buenos Aires 19-11-1966. Argentinian, Spanish flags and a big picture of Carmen Amaya stood out from the silenced mass that was walking to the commemorative square. The admiration for Carmen was reflected in the banners carried by groups of admirers with the following messages: “Carmen Amaya, Buenos Aires remembers you” and “Carmen, the gypsies cry for you”. The actress Julieta Kenan pronounced a few words in name of the Argentinian artists. Later, the Spanish poet, Benítez de Castro, recited a heartfelt verses dedicated especially to the missing Spanish dancer. Straightaway, the Press Adviser of the Spanish Embassy and delegate of the Spanish Authors Association in Argentina, José Ignacio Ramos, on behalf of the Spanish Ambassador, absent in the city, highlighted the signification of the gypsy art that Carmen Amaya spread around the world. Ricardo Liano, La Greca’s husband, friend of Carmen and organiser of the brilliant act, pronounced later a few emotive words. Finally, the minister and general consul of Spain, Mr. Marcial Rodríguez Cebral, exalted Carmen Amaya with such a great words that condensed the artistic career of the great artist. After the presentation, the little Ricardo Liano, La Greca’s son and Carmen Amaya’s godson, was in charge of taking the bow to reveal the plaque. A rain of flowers fell from every angle in the monument and the moving ceremony concluded. – EFE-