| "Jots" singer
and great reporter of tunes.
Fidel Seral Alfranca was born
in Huesca in the year 1892. He worked with his father who was
a hogs dealer, and for this circumstance he was covering numerous
localities in which he usually interpreted jots of style and tunes
to the girls. His first public premiere was in the "rondalla"
Worried by the purity of the jot, he
created at the beginning of the 20s the school of jot which he named,
in that there formed the principal figures of Huesca and his
province. His first pupil was Manuel Navarro Rubio. After the
parentheses imposed by the Civil War, he resumed his teaching in 1947.
With his jot scene he harvested notable successes in Spain and abroad;
together with his disciples Camila Gracia y Gregoria Ciprés,
formed the «Trio Huesca», that delighted the public of the
time for the memorable duets of the two singers and the teacher's
masterful interpretations that accompanied to the guitar also. The
second discovery of Seral was Mariano Ramón Pisone.
Fidel Seral composed tunes and ballads,
- he developed his own style - in those that he took place to his
homeland and in those that he made show of a great sense of humor.
He carried out an important work like reporter of tunes that conserved
their original purity, in search of which he must travel the towns
of Aragon. It was the founder of a great joteros (jots
singers) dynasty, in which his son Mario Seral stands out who
interpreted as anybody the styles created by his father. The city
of Huesca honored his memory dedicating him/ a street and Rafael
Ayerbe Santolaria dedicated to his family the monograph "Seral,
Three generations of the jot."
Camila Gracia was one of his
his most brilliant pupils, who gained the Contest of Jot on October
15, 1930. Precisely, immediately after this, Fidel signed a contract
to act in the Principal theater Palace of Barcelona Was then
when he created the already mentioned "Trio Huesca" together
with Camila Gracia and Gregoria Ciprés, harvesting victories
in all the geography of Spain Portugal and France.
In the movie "Miguelón" whose
principal interpreter was Miguel Fleta, was called Fidel
Seral to entrust him the jot matters in that work, and even went
so far as to intervene in the movie.
His second homeland was Tardienta
it is there where he married Lorenza Gavín and where big part
of his life happened. He died in this place on November 13, 1954.