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Portugal: Festas in Minho

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Portugal: Festas in Minho
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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.

Track Listing

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101
Vira (Dance) n/a 3:28
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102
Gota de Meadela (Dance of Meadela, excerpt) n/a 1:36
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103
Zés-Pereiras (Snare and Bass Drum Ensemble, excerpt) n/a 3:44
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104
Gota de Covas (Dance of Covas) Nelson Pereira (Nelson Vilarinho) (b. 1929) 1:53
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105
Gota de Gondarém (Dance of Gondarém) Lopes de Areosa 3:37
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106
Cantares ao Desafio (Sung Poetic Competition, excerpt) Augusto Gonçalves and Manuel 3:50
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107
Rosinha (Dance) Armando Santos and Manuel de Rebordela 1:30
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108
Luisinha (Song) n/a 7:48
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109
Vira (Dance) Armando Santos and Manuel de Rebordela 1:42
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110
Cantares ao Desafio (Sung Poetic Competition, excerpt) Augusto Gonçalves and José Loureiro 3:36
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111
Marcha: Saudação a Mateus (March, excerpt) Banda Filarmónica de Barroselas 0:57
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112
Marcha (March, excerpt) Fanfarra dos Escuteiros da Meadela 2:40
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113
Rosalinda (Song) n/a 2:50
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114
Cana Verde (Dance) n/a 1:35
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115
Cantares ao Desafio (Sung Poetic Competition, excerpt) n/a 2:43
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116
Vira (Dance) Nelson Pereira (Nelson Vilarinho) (b. 1929) 4:56
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117
Vira (Dance, excerpt) n/a 5:52
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118
Bombos (Bass Drum Ensemble, excerpt) n/a 3:56