:: Title :: Una canšˇ demanau
:: Genre :: canšˇ redoblada, love song, redoblat
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ferrer, Francisca Escandell (Can Vicent de Tauet) [tabor, vocal]
:: Setting :: Front courtyard, home of Pep Xumeu
:: Location :: La Mola (Formentera), Islas Baleares (Spain)
:: Language :: Catalan, Balearic, Eivissenc
:: Culture :: Spanish, Balearic, Pityusic
:: Session :: La Mola 7/52
:: Date :: 7/15/1952
:: Reference Information :: T609.0, Track 1 (00:04:04)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - La Mola is a small hamlet,in the parrish of Our Lady of the Pilar; this was an arranged song and dance evening known as "Xacota", in the inn which was one of the few buildings in the hamlet. Each person is known by a nickname, often that of the family home. [Source: field log]
2 - Recordings from La Mola, Parrish of Our Lady of the Pilar, a remote hamlet at the far tip of Formentera island. Recorded in the front courtyard of can Pep Xumeu, which also served as a small inn. This song and dance gathering ("Xacota") was set up for Lomax. The "redoblat" vocal glottal technique in this form has so far resisted attempts to establish an origin or even real parallels elsewhere, though there are some similarities to vocal practices in Mongolia and elsewhere. In Ibiza the tendency is to attribute it vaguely to "The Moors," though there is no obvious parallel in North African practice. [Source: field log; fieldwork; Esperanša Bonet, Jaume Escandell]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This and many songs in the Ibiza and Formentera recordings are a genre unique to these islands, characterized by a vocal glottal ornament whose origins have never been established, The songs are sung with a limited range, and with microtones; words are all-important, and are not usually improvised or not completely, but composed by the singers, wholly or partially in advance of the occasion. These songs are sung with only a small struck drum, either by one person alone or by two as a song duel, usually sharing the drum. Description It can be sung by a man or a woman, or by two, as a song duel.
:: Collection :: Spain 1952-1953



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