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Songs of Spain from Smithsonian Folkways

From the Sardana of Catalonia to the Folia of the Canary Islands, the diverse music of Spain highlights the country’s rich and distinctive regional identities. This playlist features a small sample of Spanish music as represented in the Smithsonian Folkways catalog, containing music from Aragon, Andalucia, Valencia, Catalonia, and the Canary Islands, and featuring artists Carlos Montoya, Domenico Zullo, Emilio Prados, and the Lutys de Luz Ensemble. Instrumental guitar solo and duet pieces display the vast array of percussive techniques unique to Spanish folk music, and lyrical songs are supported by the lively stomps, claps, and castanets of Flamenco’s signature song and dance styles.