:: Title :: Demonstration of chiflo and salterio (II)
:: Genre :: demonstration, instrumental
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified boys [sticks]
Villacampa, Alfonso [chiflo, salterio, vocal]
:: Setting :: Home of Alfonso Villacampa, around the fireplace
:: Location :: Yebra de Basa (Huesca), Aragón (Spain)
:: Culture :: Spanish, Aragon
:: Session :: Yebra de Basa 12/52
:: Date :: 12/15/1952
:: Reference Information :: T765.0, Track 12 (00:01:10)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This is a series of tunes with nonsense words as mnemonics or for rehearsal when no instrumentalist is available; for ritual stick dance, played on three-holed pipe (chiflo) and a kind of stringed tamborine in the zither family (salterio). Alan Lomax: ?Each dance tune has one verse, and these verses are sung by the dance instructor to teach the rhythm of the stick blows? the flute played is made of wood and covered with snake skin?There are two holes on the top of the barrel and one thumb hole underneath. The psalter, made of wood, had six gut strings? played by tapping in the centre of the strings with a short stick. The dances are performed by sixteen young men ?There are sixteen of the dances and the work with the sticks is extremely complicated.? Also story of and hymn to Santa Orosia, the saint being honored. [Source: Field log]
:: Collection :: Spain 1952-1953



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