The sound of the traditional music of the mountains of the Spanish Southeast puts the finishing touch on the summer cultural program of the Barranda Ethnic Music Museum, with the dance-presentation of the album 'El Rincón de la Música'.
The activity will take place this Saturday, August 31, at 8:00 p.m., and access will be free.
The album 'El Rincón de la Música' emerged from an altruistic project to spread the loose and seized musical and dance heritage that popular musicians of the Murcian Northwest treasure.
It was recorded in a farmhouse in Campo de San Juan (Moratalla), with gang members;
Musicians with natural gifts and creativity.
The album 'El Rincón de la Música' contains a selection of traditional compositions, common in the rural world of the mountain regions of the Spanish Southeast located between the provinces of Murcia and Albacete: some for loose dancing, with the classic airs of Malaga, partisan , gandulas and jacks;
and others for dancing, such as pasodoble, waltz and mazurcas.
They are played by a heterogeneous group of people, happening that the elders have in common to have lived these musics in their original contexts, when they were fashions that served for gallantry, showdown and ritual, and that they received influences at different times of their lives various collected throughout the area: Campo de San Juan, Benizar, Mazuza, Nerpio, Archivel, Benablón, etc.
Some of the participating musicians have never stopped practicing, but others, in the heat of the reborn taste for these melodies, have resumed their youth hobbies.
In addition, some of them collaborate or collaborate with one of the gangs in the area and others have almost never done so in established groups, although now all of them congregate periodically for the informal collective enjoyment.
On the album, three-generation musicians have played, highlighting the melodies of the three lutes, whose performers, the result of each one's very intuitive intuitive creativity, know how to explore different sound possibilities for the same theme.
They are joined by guitars, which provide the basic rhythm, including the skills with that instrument of the youngest collaborators, who also play guitars and their Lancean voices, complete all with some percussions, especially the false ones in the loose dance themes.
The 21 tracks on the album are only part of the extensive repertoire that they know about each other, especially themes for dancing grabbed in different styles, the so-called "pieces", of which they believe that, to be a good musician, you have to master good number of them;
and also another considerable amount of variants of popular airs for loose dance, achieved all this based on many years of effort and constancy in practice.
In addition to the presentation of this album, during the month of August the Museum of Ethnic Music, which houses the collection of musicologist Carlos Blanco Fadol, has hosted a new edition of the series 'A la luna de Barranda', with free concerts promoted by the City Council of Caravaca de la Cruz, in charge of 'Latin Son', 'Bosco', 'Crudo Pimiento' and Miguel Ángel Solano.
The presentation of the book 'The man of penicillin and other stories', by Ignacio Ramos, edited by 'The ugly bourgeoisie', which featured the performance of the theater group 'La Cortijá', Moratalla, and animators of Caravaca and Barranda.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz