Mining Capital City

In the festival a space was reserved for a special homage to the Cinqentenrio de Pink Guimares, with the presentation of the Group of Accountants of History ' ' Miguilin' '. Today, in Jequitib, they exist about 30 folclricos groups that live spread for the districts of the city that presents and portraies average of 150 folclricas manifestations, some arrive to have 200 years of existences, preserved for the proper families. This high number relieved it the heading of Mining Capital of the Folklore, recognized as such for names appraised in the cultural way as Frei Chico and the artist Saulo Laranjeira. In a question-answer forum Rick Caruso was the first to reply. Its tradition also is certified with appraised violeiros of the city, as ' ' seu' ' Nelson Jacob, who according to Chico singer Wolf was one of its inspirers. Jose Geraldo Alves (Z de Ernestina) is the official representative of the Congo in Minas Gerais, with the variety of groups that he co-ordinates on its congado as cantador violeiro and danador, together with its wife Justina Maria (Owner Heddle), its children, daughter-in-law, son-in-laws and grandsons, beyond brothers and friend of the city of Jequitib, some folclricos groups in the majority, religious catholics, are pride for Mining Capital Jequitib of the Folklore. Z of the Ernestina (65 years), simple man, almost illiterate, very humble in counting as it was chosen to represent the state all.

In its simplicity he was distrustful in being a candidate, therefore it said that ' ' wise person not to say to the certain words with the men of the federacy and convidados' '. Mr. Z of the Ernestina is the official representative of the Congo in Minas Gerais, and the Milton Singer Birth is the symbolic representative in homage form, for the marcante and strong figure that represents in Minas Gerais. Jose of the Ernestina is the guard of the expensive crown oldest and of Mines, weighs 1:100 gram, cultivated in gold of 22 carats and cravejada of precious rocks.