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Portugal: Festas in Minho CD

Portugal: Festas in Minho CD

  • $1529


These 1998 on-site recordings of two pilgrimages in northwestern Portugal capture the rich and varied music of the streets, squares, and pilgrimage sites of the Minho region at the end of the 20th century. Percussion ensembles, brass bands, intricate poetry and sung poetic competitions, concertina and stringed instrument-based ensembles, and the strong sound of women’s voices are all characteristic of this region of Portugal. Recorded and annotated by Portuguese scholars whose album notes provide background information and translations for many of the songs. 58 minutes, 30-page notes. Previously unreleased.

This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, including more than a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Tracks

1. Vira (Dance) - 3:28
2. Gota de Meadela (Dance of Meadela, excerpt) - 1:36
3. Zés-Pereiras (Snare and Bass Drum Ensemble, excerpt) - 3:44
4. Gota de Covas (Dance of Covas) - 1:53
5. Gota de Gondarém (Dance of Gondarém) - 3:37
6. Cantares ao Desafio (Sung Poetic Competition, excerpt) - 3:50
7. Rosinha (Dance) - 1:30
8. Luisinha (Song) - 7:48
9. Vira (Dance) - 1:42
10. Cantares ao Desafio (Sung Poetic Competition, excerpt) - 3:36
11. Marcha: Saudação a Mateus (March, excerpt) - 0:57
12. Marcha (March, excerpt) - 2:40
13. Rosalinda (Song) - 2:50
14. Cana Verde (Dance) - 1:35
15. Cantares ao Desafio (Sung Poetic Competition, excerpt) - 2:43
16. Vira (Dance) - 4:56
17. Vira (Dance, excerpt) - 5:52
18. Bombos (Bass Drum Ensemble, excerpt) - 3:56


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