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Songs and Dances of Majorca

Various Artists
Songs and Dances of Majorca

Majorca, the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, lies about 110 nautical miles off the Spanish coast from Barcelona in the Mediterranean Sea. The songs and dances on this album reflect the islanders’ lives in agriculture, with titles such as “Pruning and Shearing Song” and “Fig Pickers Mateixa,” and were once performed after work in the fields. The dances can be categorized as open dances (danzas abierta) or closed dances (danzas carradas); courting dances, the dominant form, are of both types. Featured here are bolero, bolera (a closed dance), capeo, mateixa, parado, and jota, each described in the liner notes. The musicians employ violins, guitars, castanets, and horns.

Track Listing

101
Bolero n/a 1:11
102
Parado de Valldemosa n/a 2:46
103
Copeo n/a 1:24
104
Jota de sa Potada n/a 1:47
105
Majorcan Bolero n/a 1:30
106
Els Goigs de Pasqua n/a 1:25
107
Revetlia de Inca n/a 1:03
108
Ball de sa Neu n/a 2:54
109
Fig Pickers Mateixa n/a 2:22
110
Song of the Reapers n/a 1:13
201
Mateixa "Anda Curro" n/a 2:04
202
Na margalindeta n/a 1:58
203
Parado n/a 1:41
204
Bolero "Hoet d'en Boira" n/a 0:59
205
Copeo d'es Pia, Un n/a 1:43
206
Pruning and Shearing Song n/a 1:07
207
Majorca Bolero n/a 1:20
208
Mateixa for the Springtime n/a 2:16
209
Pig Killing Copeo n/a 2:01
210
Cançó de sa Ximbomba n/a 1:37

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